Posted on April 15, 2021

Black Lives Matter Activist from Seattle Charged with Anti-Asian Hate Crime

Natalie O'Neill, New York Post, April 14, 2021

A Black Lives Matter activist from Seattle has been arrested — for an alleged anti-Asian hate crime, according to reports.

Christopher Hamner, 51, who is black, was charged with allegedly attacking three Asian-American women in two separate incidents last month, according to KIRO 7.

Christopher Hamner

Christopher Hamner

In the first incident on March 16, Hamner allegedly shouted “Asian b—h!” at a Chinese-American mom, who was driving with her two children, before punching his fists together in a menacing motion and demanding that she get out of the car, according to the local news outlet.


According to a Facebook page identified by the Post Millennial, Hamner has posted photos of himself at Black Lives Matters protests last summer, and recorded video from Seattle’s notorious CHOP protest zone.

On March 18, following the Atlanta spa shootings that killed six Asian women, he decried the “racial Hate Crimes” on the page.

But the very next day, Hamner is accused of cutting off two other Asian women while driving and again shouting similar remarks to the earlier altercation.

Hamner allegedly then charged at the women and threw a plastic object at their car, according to the Seattle Times.