By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS)– Feeling ignored, dozens of people walked in a silent protest in Chinatown Monday because of increasing crime in the neighborhood.

Businesses also closed for a couple of hours.

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This comes weeks after Woom Sing Tse, 71, was shot 22 times and killed in Chinatown. The community has also seen an increase in armed robberies and carjackings.

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“Everyone is heart broken in the community,” one demonstrator said. “We want to put as a model; an example to call out everyone’s actions to keep our community safe.”

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Organizers said they need to bring visibility to the issue so community leaders and politicians will prioritize the issue and their safety.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff