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Rally Held On Long Island In Support Of Acid Attack Survivor Nafiah Ikram

ELMONT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- A rally was held Friday night to show support for a 21-year-old woman on Long Island who survived an acid attack.

The crowd gathered near Elmont Memorial High School to also stand in solidarity with the Black and Asian communities.

Demonstrators say attacks on women of color are too common.

Nafiah Ikram was disfigured and partially blinded when acid was thrown at her in March 2021. (Credit: CBS2)

In March, Nafiah Ikram was ambushed in her Elmont driveway. She is a Pakistani-American Muslim.

"The next time any person of color experiences anything, no one's ever going to be able to rule out the possibility of a hate crime. Abd I think that's probably the most shocking thing. Not the fact that it happened, but the fact that it's so common," demonstrator Sarah Ma said.

No arrests have been made. It's not clear yet if the incident was a bias attack.

The reward for information now stands at $20,000.

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