By COLlive reporter
A Jewish resident of Crown Heights came forward to report about yet another incident in which Jewish people were struck in the Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn.
The man, who asked COLlive not to publicize his name, says the disturbance happened when he was walking to shul on President Street, between Kingston and Albany Avenue this past Shabbos day, at 11:00 AM.
He was walking with his 6-year-old son when a middle-aged black woman leaped into the boy’s face and aggressively and violently clapped her hands in front of his face, and then “roared at him,” succeeding in frightening him.
“That clap nearly slapped him and the roar terrified him,” the father said. “I pushed her out of the way without hesitation. She started to approach my son again and throw her fists up and made a gesture as if to punch me, so I threw my fists up as well to defend myself. She then spit at me,” the father said.
The man said that as he walked away with his boy, he heard a glass shattering behind him. “I saw two other Jewish men there and she hit one of the men and then started running towards the other Jewish man,” he said.
The man said because his son was deeply frightened, they left the scene and didn’t wait for police to file a report, although he says he would have in any other circumstance.
“There have been so many attacks recently, and this one happening in the heart of Crown Heights with the street full of people, in broad daylight. We can’t live in denial anymore. We have all got to come forward and speak up,” he said.
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