A 1983 protest march in Detroit after Vincent Chin’s killers, Ronald Ebens and Michael Nitz, pleaded guilty to charges of manslaughter and were given three months probation and fined $3,000. Photo: Corky Lee A 1983 protest march in Detroit after Vincent Chin’s killers, Ronald Ebens and Michael Nitz, pleaded guilty to charges of manslaughter and were given three months probation and fined $3,000. Photo: Corky Lee
A 1983 protest march in Detroit after Vincent Chin’s killers, Ronald Ebens and Michael Nitz, pleaded guilty to charges of manslaughter and were given three months probation and fined $3,000. Photo: Corky Lee

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Amid George Floyd protests and Covid-19 fears, Asian-Americans recall the death of Vincent Chin

  • Chin’s 1982 murder in Detroit and the lack of jailtime for his killers galvanised the Asian-American community
  • With a new wave of anti-Asian hate crimes, Asian-American leaders say the case has new relevance today

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A 1983 protest march in Detroit after Vincent Chin’s killers, Ronald Ebens and Michael Nitz, pleaded guilty to charges of manslaughter and were given three months probation and fined $3,000. Photo: Corky Lee A 1983 protest march in Detroit after Vincent Chin’s killers, Ronald Ebens and Michael Nitz, pleaded guilty to charges of manslaughter and were given three months probation and fined $3,000. Photo: Corky Lee
A 1983 protest march in Detroit after Vincent Chin’s killers, Ronald Ebens and Michael Nitz, pleaded guilty to charges of manslaughter and were given three months probation and fined $3,000. Photo: Corky Lee
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