The new mega jail coming to NYC’s Chinatown is a physical reminder of anti-Asian hate

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Don Lee, a Chinatown community activist, speaks as people gather for a rally protesting violence against Asian-Americans at Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Feb. 14, 2022 in the Chinatown neighborhood in New York City. (Getty Images)

Protesters and organizers have emphasized that the Chinatown mega jail would harm the local residents and those held within its walls.