Hundreds rally against Asian hate in Portland

A demonstrators in Atlanta holds a sign on Saturday displaying the names of Tuesday's shooting victims

A demonstrators in Atlanta holds a sign on Saturday displaying the names of Tuesday's shooting victims

Crowds gathered across the country on Saturday to protest anti-Asian violence and remember the lives lost in Atlanta.

Cindy added the U.S.is supposed to provide equal opportunity and rights to all its citizens.

"I know many of us in our community are very scared and I understand that", Sandra continued.

People carried signs with messages including "Stop Asian Hate" and "Hate is a virus" as well as the names of those who were killed Tuesday.

After the violent killings of six women of Asian descent in Georgia, #StopAsianHate has become more than just a hashtag.

Yet it seems the Biden administration wants to milk this narrative for political advantage, demonizing Biden's predecessor and straining to link a heinous mass murder - which the Federal Bureau of Investigation director said does not appear racially motivated - to a politically convenient narrative.

At the hearing, advocates and scholars of Asian America recounted the history of anti-Asian racism, increased reports of discrimination and hate against Asian Americans, and ideas for combatting them.

Though investigators have not ruled out ultimately filing hate crime charges, they face legal constraints in doing so. "And indeed, those were the majority of those that he shot and killed", she added.

"I felt we needed to something", Chong said.

From March 19, 2020 to February 28 this year, Asian Americans in the United States reported almost 3,800 hate-related incidents during the pandemic, according to a report released Tuesday by the Stop Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Hate, a leading aggregator of incidents against Asian Americans during the pandemic.

Asian Americans call for more government support amid rising racism
It denounces anti-Asian and Pacific Islander racism and any form of bias crime in IN resulting from the coronavirus. Kreis said it's unclear how adding a COVID-19 distinction to a federal hate crime would benefit existing law.

Frankie Laguna, 23, who grew up in Atlanta and now lives in Tennessee, was an organizer of that group. She told the crowd she was the first person in her family born in the US after her mother arrived from Taiwan.

"My first thought was just how cruel the systems of white supremacy and patriarchal violence are", Sommers, who is now the assistant director of UC Berkeley's Asian Pacific American Student Development, or APASD, said.

"In less than 48, we had a historic Asian Oscar moment with multiple firsts in 93 years - then a mass shooting targeting 3 Asian-owned businesses", Lee tweeted.

"Something I've learned is the allowance of violence against any minority is the perpetuation of violence against all minorities", Perez said.

Long, a 21-year-old Atlanta-area resident who is white, told police that sexual frustration led him to commit the violence. "And one way to kind of go through and get through our fear is to reach out to our communities", Oh said. "In fact, you'll more likely get the virus if you don't get vaccinated, in you don't wear a mask and if you don't social distance".

She also participated in protests last summer against racial injustice and police brutality.

"I instantly thought about our staff and the people we support". But I would say, look, these were places where people spoke another language.

Similar rallies were held from coast to coast.

"For far too long, Asian people have been marginalized", rally participant Linh Dam said. "This affecting us and labeling of the Chinese virus, and people just embracing, emboldening people to think it's OK to treat us as less than a human being", said Dam.

In Pittsburgh, hundreds also rallied, and videos posted to social media showed former Grey's Anatomy actress and Golden Globe Award victor Sandra Oh speaking to the crowd.

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