- More than 100 people gathered on the 1700 block of 132nd St. in South Everett, Washington, on Sunday night to mourn the death of Irah Sok, a Filipino photographer shot and killed inside her home on Aug. 19.
- “We’re good people, why us?" Sok’s husband, Makara, said at the gathering. “I lost my wife, the love of my life. My best friend. My everything. My son doesn’t have a mom anymore.”
- Sok, an award-winning photographer who owned the photography studio Irah Sok Images in Mill Creek, Washington, was in her home with her son and husband when three masked men forced their way inside and shot her to death, according to reports.
- Her son was reportedly unharmed while her husband was injured during the incident.
- The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the incident. No arrests have been made so far.
- A GoFundMe has been set up to support Sok’s family.
Over 100 people attended a vigil over the weekend to honor the life of a Filipino mother killed in her home in South Everett, Washington, earlier this month.
Community members, friends and family gathered on the 1700 block of 132nd St. in South Everett on Sunday to mourn the death of Irah Sok, a Filipino photographer who was reportedly shot and killed by three masked men inside her home on Aug. 19.
- Lili Xu, a 60-year-old dentist in Oakland’s Chinatown, was killed in an attempted robbery in Oakland, California, on Aug. 21.
- The incident has sparked outrage among community members in the Little Saigon neighborhood, prompting organizers to hold a Stop Asian Hate rally in response to the incident.
- Community members gathered on Monday in Frank Ogawa Plaza outside the Oakland City Hall to call out city leaders for their purported lack of action.
- Dozens of friends, family and city leaders also placed candles and flowers during a vigil, which took place near where Xu was killed.
- Oakland police Chief LeRonne Armstrong vowed to increase police patrols in the area, add more resources and shift tactics to utilize undercover officers.
Community members held a vigil and rally in Oakland, California, after a 60-year-old Asian woman was fatally shot during an attempted robbery in Little Saigon.
Lili Xu, a beloved dentist in Oakland’s Chinatown, was inside a parked Mercedes Benz sedan with her boyfriend when a white model four-door Lexus pulled up alongside them at the intersection of East 11th St. and Fifth Avenue on Aug. 21.
‘It’s time for us to come together’: Hundreds gather to honor Michelle Go at Times Square candlelight vigil
- Hundreds of people, including New York City Mayor Eric Adams and other elected officials, attended Asians Fighting Injustice’s vigil held at Times Square in remembrance of Michelle Go, who was fatally shoved in front of a subway on Saturday.
- Friends and family recalled the life of Go, and officials advocated for justice and the safety of the city’s diverse citizens.
- The Asian American Foundation released a statement of its action plan in pursuit of solutions for keeping the AAPI community safe from hate crimes and violence.
Hundreds of people gathered in Times Square on Tuesday to remember the life of Michelle Go and to advocate for public safety.
Michelle Go’s Vigil
A record number of Hongkongers gathered for a vigil dedicated to mourning activists who had lost their lives in the bloody 1989 crackdown on democracy protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.
The crowds were dressed mostly in black and white as they began gathering between 6 and 7 p.m. Many came prepared with umbrellas and raincoats due to the light rain as battery-powered candles were distributed to the arrivals.