Crowds protesting hate crimes against Asian Americans appeared in Washington, D.C. after the Atlanta resort shooting.
On Tuesday, eight people were killed in three different halls in and around Atlanta.
Six of the eight victims were women of Asian descent. Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant said it’s too early to investigate the conclusion that Tuesday’s shooting was not a hate crime.
Activists and advocates have pointed to the increase in racially motivated attacks against Asian Americans throughout the pandemic.
In late 2020, the United Nations released a report detailing a “disturbing level” of racially motivated violence and other incidents of hate against Asian Americans.
Video from Xinyan Yu and Zhaoyin Feng