Omaha community rallies to 'Stop Asian Hate'

Demonstrators hold signs during a rally against anti Asian hate crimes outside City Hall in Los Angeles California

Vancouver police confirmed that the spike in anti-Asian hate crimes coincided with the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in March 2020.

Lian Duan called herself a "garden-variety teacher, a nobody" whose mother works at a massage parlor but she said that didn't matter when she stood before more than 100 people at City Hall for a Stop Asian Hate rally on Saturday.

Karmina Cordero, an anti-Asian hate advocate from Burnaby, tells NEWS 1130 that Sunday's local rally is a great opportunity for people of Asian descent and allies who want to speak up against the rise of hate crimes impacting the community.

Stop Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders Hate says it received reports of nearly 3,300 racially-profiled crimes in 2020. General hate crimes doubled in the same timeframe. Long told police the shootings were not racially motivated, but those statements have spurred widespread skepticism given the locations and that six of the eight victims were of Asian descent.

Kee-Lang McDonald attended with her husband Ron and said she had recently had an bad experience at a mall in Burnaby, when someone asked her aggressively not to stand so close. "You have to go with us, ' - to a point where I felt uncomfortable", Gotsdiner said.

"As soon as I heard that this virus could be traced back to China, I was immediately afraid for my parents, for my sister, for my family, and for my Asian-American friends", Hui said.

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"We really appreciate the recent resolutions, but resolutions are not going to stop people from being killed, or it's not going to improve the quality of our lives", Hui said.

"I truly believe that this isn't segregating any community".

Chen hopes the community will come together to stand up against racism.

"We are part of the team of 5 million". "They're scared to go out as a effect of the violence that's been going on". Shellie Ellis told 41 Action News about the hard conversations she had to have with her child, who is Chinese American. Last Sunday, she posted a video detailing the torrent of sexist, racist abuse that followed a magazine feature about her wedding to former Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson.

On Twitter, Park says she'll be speaking about standing in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.

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