Who is Harry Tzianakis? Brooklyn Cyclist Launches Racist Tirade against Asians
Harry Tzianakis has been identified as the cyclist who went on a racist tirade on an Asian man who honked at him because he was swerving in the middle of the road in a video widely circulated on social media. Harry calls the Asian Driver “Yellow B**ch” and Other Slurs. On July 28th, Zane Tang posted about a racist attack he experienced. According to Tang, the man began shouting slurs at Tang and his non-English speaking uncle.
Harry Tzianakis Video
The original video shared by Zane Tang on Facebook on Tuesday, July 28th along with a lengthy caption detailing the incident, which took place in Brooklyn, New York City last week.
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Tang says he was driving along 7th Ave, between 58th-59th St when he noticed that a cyclist in front of him was swerving in the middle of the road “like the entire street was his domain.” Tang gave him a light honk to let him know he was behind him and the cyclist responded by flipping him off.
The cyclist then looked at his vehicle and brake checked him, hitting his vehicle and prompting Tang to get out of his vehicle to check if the man was all right, to tell him to use the bike lane, and to ask him why he was swerving in and out of a two-way street.
Tzianakis then launched a profanity-laced racist tirade against Tang and his non-English speaking uncle, hurling derogatory slurs at them. “You yellow b*tches shouldn’t be here, this is my country, I was born here,” the man told them, before referring to them as “inbreds” and “f*ggots,” while telling them “you guys are the weakest race on the planet,” according to Tang.
“I’ve never had to try this hard to refrain myself from getting physical..not only because I am a PROUD Asian but also because I have black brothers myself and I am PROUD of them,” Tang wrote in his post.
Tang says he tried to walk away from the confrontation three times but stopped when the man proceeded to punch his car. At that point, Tang pulled out his phone and started filming the cyclist.
In the video shared by Tang, the man can be heard on a 911 call claiming that Tang tried to run him over and that he was injured. “There’s a “guy dying on the floor,” he can be heard saying. The cyclist can then be seen trying to assault Tang as he moves in closer to record the man.
“You know why you guys are all f*cking slant eye because you’re immigrants,” the man says as he continues to racially abuse Tang and his uncle. “Because you guys normalize f*cking your sisters.”
The man also makes racist remarks about Black people, referring to them as “r*tards” and almost uses the N-word before stopping himself. He then brags about how his bike is worth more than Tang’s car and threatens to “slap the f*ck out of him.”
As soon as the police and paramedics arrived at the scene, the cyclist stopped claiming he was injured but wanted Tang arrested. The police filed a report stating that there was no damage to the man’s bicycle.
Harry Tzianakis Work
Harry Tzianakis works for Volmar Construction according to his since deleted Linkedln. He is also @Strava cyclist.
According to Tang, the man has a history of harassing the Asian community in Brooklyn. Unfortunately, many of his victims have been older Asian immigrants who could not understand his racist remarks or defend themselves because of the language barrier.