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Manteca Community Holds Peace Rally, Calls On Local Officials To Protect Sikhs

MANTECA (CBS13) — The community held a peace walk in Manteca to honor the Sikh man who was attacked by two teenagers earlier this month.

On Sunday, hundreds of people gathered for a peace rally at the park in Manteca where one of the incidents took place.

(source: Satnam Singh)

The attacks have rattled the community, and many are now calling on city leaders to get involved and protect the Sikh community.

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In the last few weeks two men, both Sikh, have been attacked.

(source: Satnam Singh)

In Keyes, one man was beaten and his attackers wrote: "go back to your country" in spray paint on his truck.

Days later in Manteca, a 71-year-old man was beaten and spit on while on an early morning walk near his home. Surveillance cameras caught the attack on video.

Two teenagers, 18-year-old Tyrone McAllister, and a 16-year-old boy were charged in the case.

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