Citizens of San Francisco are on high alert as a new, and harmful trend is making its way around the Internet. The “slap an Asian” challenge allegedly pushes participants to slap individuals of Asian descent while riding public transport.
A social media post discussing the issue has gone viral. In it, the author claims that at least one incident relating to the challenge has occurred. According to information circulating, the attack took place last Friday, March 19, on a Muni bus.
San Francisco Police Department has yet to confirm the validity of such attacks but instead reaffirmed their intent to protect members of their community from harm.