Street Harassment: I was out on a…

I was out on a walk around the lake this morning, and a guy accosted me, yelling “ni hao ma” and “konnichiwa” presumably based on my appearance (I’m of asian descent). It completely took me by surprise and I felt fearful of my safety – his appearance was disheveled and he purposely went out of his way to approach me, so I was worried he would follow me. There were two police officers riding on horses ten feet away, I made eye contact with them, who made eye contact with the man and pointed towards him but otherwise did nothing. It made it seem like this was routine behavior, not exactly endorsed but also not denounced, which made me feel angry, but I’m glad there were other people around because otherwise I would’ve been seriously concerned for my safety.

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