PICS: Hochul and Adams join Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: 24th Annual Chinese Lunar New Year Parade and Festival is celebrated in Chinatown of New York City, United States on February 20, 2022. Photo credit Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams marched through Chinatown on Sunday to celebrate the lunar new year.

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Adams and Hochul standing together at the Lunar New Year Parade Photo credit NYC Mayor's Office

“When I see this crowd it says to me one thing,” said Hochul. “That New York is as strong as the tiger, that we are tough, courageous, resilient and we always fight back.”

At the event, Hochul announced $10 million in state funding for Asian American community organizations to be distributed through the Asian American Federation, the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families and the Chinese-American Planning Council.

"Our Asian American communities are facing a crisis of anti-Asian hatred and violence. We are frightened. We are angry. Most of all, we have asked our government for real, tangible help to ensure AAPI New Yorkers can feel safe in their own city,” said City Councilmember Yuh-Line Niou. “I applaud Governor Hochul for distributing these much needed funds to the Asian American community organizations working every day to combat hate and deter violence. This is a great start, but we can and must do better.”

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Photo credit Darren McGee-Office of Governor Kathy Hochul
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Photo credit Darren McGee-Office of Governor Kathy Hochul

During the march, protesters demonstrated against the proposed construction of a new Chinatown jail.

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Photo credit Darren McGee-Office of Governor Kathy Hochul
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Photo credit NYC Mayor's Office
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Photo credit Darren McGee-Office of Governor Kathy Hochul