Gardai are investigating an alleged racist attack in which two Chinese men were verbally abused about the source of the Covid-19 virus before being assaulted.
he duo – Martin Hong and Arthur Ma, both in their early 20s – were assaulted by three teens in Cork after they objected to comments passed to them about the source of the virus.
Both required hospitalisation for minor cuts, bruises and a broken tooth.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the August 8 incident – and are treating it as a racially-motivated attack.
It came after a Chinese woman was verbally abused and then pushed into a canal in Dublin by a group of youngsters who were mocking her about the coronavirus.
That particular incident made world headlines.
Mr Hong said their incident involved three teens.
“It was around 8pm when I was walking with my friend to do some grocery shopping,”