US Marches continue in solidarity with Asian Americans

US Marches continue in solidarity with Asian Americans

Hundreds of people marched again today in New York, Atlanta and other cities in the United States in solidarity with Asian minorities, after eight people died on Tuesday, including six women of this racial group, in the shooting of Atlanta (Georgia ).

Under the slogan “Black and Asian solidarity,” hundreds of people rallied in New York’s Union Square, some of them carrying “anti-Asian hatred” signs and calling for a stop to “white supremacism.”

“In the midst of increasing racism against Asians, we must put pressure on reactionary nationalism, have an open dialogue about the history of our tensions and reestablish the importance of our cultural tradition,” the organizers said in a statement.

Black was the predominant color in the protest, in which one of the New Yorkers of Asian origin, speaker in hand, denounced that “for hundreds of years the Asian community has been ignored” and has had no choice but to defend itself and take care of itself. herself.

New York Senator John C. Liu assured that a double atrocity occurred in Atlanta, the murder of Asians and the response of the authorities for not considering the attack as an act of hatred.

“Like the assassination and the immediate government response, the lives of Asians have long been objectified and marginalized,” Liu said, offering several examples of political discrimination in the city.

The target of Tuesday’s shooting was three Asian massage parlors in Atlanta.

The first news quickly linked the attack to the wave of hate crimes against people of Asian origin, but the suspect later admitted to the authorities that he fired at these establishments, because he “blamed” them for keeping his sex addiction active and wanted to “remove the temptation”.

Today rallies have also been held in Atlanta and San Francisco (California), in the latter city the protest was called in Japantown Peace Square.

On Saturday, from San Francisco to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where the demonstration was led by actress Sandra Oh, known for her roles in Grey’s Anatomy and Killing Eve, hundreds of people also raised their voices against racism.

On Friday, the Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, denounced the existence of racism, xenophobia and sexism in the country during a visit to the capital of Georgia.

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