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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.

National rallies held on anniversary of Vicha Ratanapakdee death seek justice for anti-Asian hate victims

  • The synchronous demonstrations, known as the Asian Justice Rally, were held in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco this past weekend.
  • The event took place on the anniversary of the death of Vicha Ratanapakdee, an 84-year-old Thai man who succumbed to his injuries after being shoved in San Francisco.
  • Organizers and participants encouraged the Asian American community to speak up against the hate and violence that continues to victimize vulnerable members and remains underreported two years into the pandemic.

Hundreds showed up at a national rally held across multiple cities on Sunday to demand justice for the victims of anti-Asian hate.

The event, known as the Asian Justice Rally, simultaneously took place in six major cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco.