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‘Why should we fear for our life?’: Chicago Chinatown residents demand justice after recent crimes

  • Leaders, neighborhood organizations and residents in Chicago’s Chinatown held a rally to protest against crime in the neighborhood on Saturday.
  • Protestors called for heightened police presence, stricter laws and tougher penalties to keep offenders behind bars.
  • Leaders also encouraged others to report violence and join them in the fight against crime in Chinatown.

Community leaders and residents in Chicago’s Chinatown held a rally to protest against crime in the neighborhood.

Leaders and several neighborhood organizations came together to demand change and take a stand against violence on Saturday.

San Francisco rally commemorates first anniversary of Vicha Ratanapakdee mural

  • A rally commemorating the first-year anniversary of a mural created to honor Vicha Ratanapakdee was held in San Francisco’s Chinatown on Sunday.
  • Dozens reportedly attended the event to remember the 84-year-old Thai immigrant, who was shoved to his death while walking along Anza Vista and Fortuna Avenues on Jan. 28, 2021.
  • The unprovoked attack, which was caught on video, occurred at the height of pandemic-driven anti-Asian violence across the U.S. Antoine Watson, 19, has been charged with homicide but not a hate crime in connection with the incident.
  • The mural, created by Thitiwat Phromratanapongse and Sarah Siskin based on an illustration by Jonathan D. Chang, is located at Grant Avenue and California Street.
  • The attendees of Sunday’s rally helped clean the mural. There were also discussions on a street renaming project and an anti-Asian hate open forum, according to NBC Bay Area.
  • A similar but larger rally erupted in Columbus Avenue earlier this month. Around 200 reportedly marched to Chinatown in search of justice for the recent attacks on a 70-year-old Asian woman and former commissioner-at-large Greg Chew.

A rally commemorating the first-year anniversary of a mural created to honor Vicha Ratanapakdee was held in San Francisco’s Chinatown on Sunday.

Dozens reportedly attended the event to remember the 84-year-old Thai immigrant, who was fatally shoved while walking along Anza Vista and Fortuna Avenues on Jan. 28, 2021.

Rally against anti-Asian hate crimes honors Atlanta spa shooting victims ahead of 1-year anniversary

atlanta spa shooting rally
  • Around 200 activists and community members gathered near the Young Girls Peace Monument in Brookhaven, Georgia, on Saturday ahead of the Georgia mass shooting anniversary on Wednesday.
  • During last year’s incident, Robert Aaron Long reportedly shot and killed eight people, including six Asian women, at three spas located in Cherokee County and Atlanta on March 16, 2021.
  • “My mom was more than her ethnicity, she was more than her job and she was more than the way she was killed," Robert Peterson, the son of one of the victims, said at the rally.
  • A larger rally, called “Break the Silence,” will be held at the Georgia Capitol on Wednesday to combat anti-Asian hate and violence. Similar rallies will be held across several cities, including New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston and Washington D.C.

Activists and community members held a rally in Brookhaven, Georgia, to honor the victims of the Georgia mass shooting last year, where eight people – including six Asian women – were killed.

Around 200 people reportedly gathered near Brookhaven’s Young Girls Peace Monument, a memorial to the women forced into sexual slavery by Japan during WWII, on Saturday.

‘How much more do we have to do this?’: Anger, despair fill back-to-back rallies for Christina Yuna Lee

Christina Yuna Lee
  • Back-to-back rallies were held on Monday and Tuesday in a park near Christina Yuna Lee’s apartment building in Manhattan’s Chinatown, where she was fatally stabbed on Sunday morning.
  • Attendees brought flowers in honor of Lee’s memory, as well as signs that read “Save Chinatown,” “Enough is enough” and “I want to walk without fear.”
  • Anger, fear and despair were palpable during the demonstrations that took place just a month after Michelle Go was shoved to her death in the Times Square subway station.
  • The participants also highlighted the city’s need to fund mental health services.

Rallies were held on two consecutive days this week in Manhattan’s Chinatown following the death of 35-year-old Christina Yuna Lee, the latest Asian American victim of a violent crime in New York City.

The demonstrations took place on Monday and Tuesday at the Sara D. Roosevelt Park, located two blocks away from Lee’s apartment, where she was brutally stabbed to death on Sunday morning.

‘I’m just an ordinary girl’: Philly teen who tried to defend classmates in SEPTA attack speaks out at rally

Philly teen brutally attacked on SEPTA train attends rally against Asian hate

Hundreds of people recently rallied behind Christina Lu, the teen victim of a racially motivated attack on a SEPTA train in early November, and called on city leaders to increase public safety in Philadelphia.

What happened: Lu, 18, addressed a crowd of hundreds outside the Municipal Services Building in Center City on Tuesday. She recalled the assault, wherein her attackers kicked her, punched her, and smashed her head onto the train door as she tried defending her fellow Asian American Central High School students, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Rihanna Secretly Attends #StopAsianHate Rally in NYC

Rihanna took to the streets of New York City this past weekend with her assistant to protest the surge of violence against the Asian community.

Visualized in a series of posts by her assistant Tina Truong, whom she attended the Sunday march with, the Fenty founder could be seen wearing mostly all black, with long locks, sunglasses and a hat to cover her identity. The only stand-out part of her outfit was the neon pink poster she was carrying that read “STOP ASIAN HATE” on one side and a neon green “HATE = RACISM AGAINST GOD” on the other.

‘F*ck China!’: Man Drives Through Crowd at Anti-Asian Violence Rally in LA

Los Angeles authorities are investigating a “hate incident” involving a man who drove through a rally against anti-Asian violence and yelled “F*ck China!” while fleeing the scene.

The incident, which was caught on video by several attendees, occurred at the intersection of South Diamond Bar Boulevard and Grand Avenue just around noon on Sunday.

Girl, 13, Rallies Hundreds Against Anti-Asian Hate Crimes in the Bay Area

A 13-year-old girl from San Mateo, California is doing her part to help her community by gathering hundreds of people for a rally to denounce anti-Asian hate crimes.

Ashlyn So, a middle school student and an emerging fashion designer, gathered hundreds of people from her community for a “Stand for Asians” rally in San Mateo on Feb. 27 at Mateo Central Park at 1 p.m., according to ABC7.