Rally of remembrance and solidarity against Asian hate held downtown

Rally of remembrance and solidarity against Asian hate held downtown”

Of the eight people killed, six were Asian American women.

Recent studies show the number of hate crimes reported by Asian-Americans jumped significantly since the start of the pandemic. "I am so grateful for this community for our strength and our resilience and I know we are going to be able to get through this". "And that's what makes us so fearful right now. We're fearful because what happens next, what other violence could there be".

Kim later recalled crying the night of the shootings and struggling to explain them to his 3 and 5-year-old boys. Shellie Ellis told 41 Action News about the hard conversations she had to have with her child, who is Chinese American.

The lawmakers spoke outside Gold Spa, one of the shooting sites, where the ground was covered with bouquets and tree branches that spelled out, "Love".

Many people of different races joined their Asian neighbors to show their support and stand against racism and bullying.

Rallies were held on Saturday following a spate of discrimination and violence targeting Asian-Americans. He has told police he has a sex addiction and saw the businesses as a temptation, but many argue he specifically targeted Asian women and feel he should be charged with a hate crime as well.

"It is clear that this was a deliberate journey", said California Rep.

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"For centuries, [Asian American and Pacific Islanders] have contributed much to the vibrancy and success of this country".

McDonald said she heard about the rally through a social network around Vancouver Chinatown issues.

And while the organizers say it was hopeful to see the solidarity at the rally, they want people to put that sentiment into action.

"Racism has been part of the country for a very long time", said Labour MP Naisi Chen, calling on the Asian community to step forward and serve in government, which elicited cheers from the crowd.

Earlier this month, Premier John Horgan said there are difficulties in prosecuting hate crimes, opposed to violent crimes, but it is important to do so.

"We can not allow the AAPI community to be gaslighted into thinking that this is not a hate crime", he said. "They are seen as invisible and quiet and silent".

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