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Victim punched. Told “He’ll die for bringing Kung flu” to U.S.

Police say a man punched a University of Cincinnati student and screamed “you gonna die for bringing the Kung flu here,” reports Fox19.

Darrin Johnson faces assault and ethnic intimidation charges for the attack on an Asian American student.

Authorities told WKRC the injuries to the victim are visible.

Police say they arrested Johnson after a brief chase.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

“There have been multiple instances,” Aashja Raval of UC’s United Asian Advocates said to Fox19. “There was another student who had been assaulted on the same street. There was also an incident that happened with all of us in a Zoom call. People joined the Zoom call and yelled racial slurs at us.”

Raval called for better racial bias reporting tools for students.

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