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LOOK: Photos capture unity, awakening in nationwide rally against Asian hate

    The Asian Justice Rally was held in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco this past weekend to honor and seek justice for Asian victims of hate and violence.

    Attacks against Asian Americans have persisted two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, with some cases resulting in deaths. The synchronous demonstrations on Sunday encouraged the community to “break the silence” and speak up.

    “Don Lee spoke at the very end and what he said resonated with me,” food blogger Sam Cheng (@nycfoodblog), who attended the rally in New York, told NextShark. “He asked why the AAPI community has to fight so hard just for these attacks to be taken seriously and noticed, why they were promised funding by politicians but never received it for the past two years.”

    Cheng captured key moments of solidarity during the rally and shared them with NextShark. Check them out below.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Organizers also shared moments from the rallies in other cities with NextShark:

    San Francisco

    Image via Rozette Rago / Asian Justice Rally

     

    Image via Rozette Rago / Asian Justice Rally

     

    Image via Rozette Rago / Asian Justice Rally

    Los Angeles

    Image via Jennelle Fong / Asian Justice Rally

     

    Image via Jennelle Fong / Asian Justice Rally

    Philadelphia

    Image via Hannah Yoon / Asian Justice Rally

     

    Image via Hannah Yoon / Asian Justice Rally

    Featured Image via @nycfoodblog

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