"Is this patriot enough?"

An official in West Chester Township, Ohio features in a now viral video of his remarks against anti-Asian violence at a public town hall meeting this week, during which he removed his shirt to show the scars from wounds he received while serving in the U.S. military.

“I’m sixty-nine years old, and I’m going to show you what patriotism, the questions about patriotism, looks like,” said Township Trustee Lee Wong as he unbuttoned and removed his shirt. Standing up in front of the meeting, he said, showing his scars. “Here is my proof. This is sustained through my service in the U.S. military. Now is this patriot enough?”…

“For too long, we have, I have, put up with a lot of shit in silence, excuse the language, too afraid to speak out, fearing more abuse and discrimination,” Wong says in the remarks, which by Saturday had been viewed almost 3 million times on Twitter alone.

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