‘A woman was punched and knocked unconscious after she stepped in to defend her Chinese friend who was accused of carrying coronavirus.
Trainee lawyer Meera Solanki, from Solihull, was out with friends celebrating her 29th birthday at Birmingham‘s Ana Rocha Bar and Gallery on Frederick Street.
Miss Solanki was inside the venue with her friends including Mandy Huang, 28, who was visiting from London, when the group were targeted by a group of Asian men.
The friends left the bar after Miss Solanki said she was repeatedly harassed by one of the men who later followed the three women out of the venue at around 2am on Sunday 9 February.
Miss Solanki said: ‘I was having birthday drinks with a group of of girls and guys including Chinese friends.
‘There were a group of Asian men inside the venue – one of them kept coming up to me and harassing me. He seemed to have a problem with me being an Indian girl with a multi-racial group of friends,’ she told The Sunday Mercury.’