Family and friends of "Grandpa Vicha" marched to honor him on Sunday and to denounce anti-Asian violence.
It was one year ago that 84-year-old Vicha Ratanapakdee left home for his daily walk only to brutally knocked to the pavement on the corner of Fortuna and Anzavista Avenues. A neighbor's security video caught the violence.
"My father, Vicha, was like a friend to me," said Monthanus Ratanapakdee. "We are here today to mourn his passing."
Two people were arrested for the attack. Police said they did not find a motive for the attack.
‘Stop AAPI Hate’ reported there have been more than 10,000 violent incidents directed at since the start of the pandemic.