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Emergency Rally to Stop Asian Hate
April 3, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This past Monday at 11:40am in midtown Manhattan, a man kicked a 65-year-old woman to the ground in broad daylight, stomped on her several times and made anti-Asian remarks in what the police are calling another targeted hate crime.
This attack is just the latest in a yearlong surge of anti-Asian violence, with hate crimes against Asians rising 800% over the past year in NYC — as a whole, NYC hate crimes dropped by 40% in comparison.
We are hosting this rally to call the nation to action and speak out against this senseless violence. We ask everyone to call these acts for what they are — hate crimes #callitahatecrime. Our call to action is for everyone to reach out to their District Attorneys, elected officials, and media to pressure everyone to recognize that their is an epidemic of hate crimes against the Asian American community.
Asians Fighting Injustice will be providing a platform for diverse grassroots voices to be heard complemented with live music & performances to rally our community.