Say 'NO' to racism (Part 1)

Posted : 2021-03-19 11:19 Updated : 2021-03-22 13:31
People attend a vigil in solidarity with the Asian American community after increased attacks on the community since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic a year ago, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., March 17, 2021. REUTERS

People attend a vigil in solidarity with the Asian American community after increased attacks on the community since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic a year ago, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., March 17, 2021. REUTERS

Activists participate in a vigil in response to the Atlanta spa shootings March 17, 2021 in the Chinatown area of Washington, DC. A gunman opened fire in three spas in the Atlanta, Georgia area, the day before killing eight people, including six women of Asian descent. AFP

Debra Erdene becomes emotional while addressing demonstrators in the Chinatown-International District during a "We Are Not Silent" rally and march against anti-Asian hate and bias on March 13, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. AFP

Anuluck Jesadavirojna, 4, wearing a face mask and his mother Wanda Pathomirt hold a sign reading "Don't Hurt My Grandparents" as they take part in a rally "Love Our Communities: Build Collective Power" to raise awareness of anti-Asian violence, at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles, California, on March 13, 2021. AFP

Demonstrators gather in the Chinatown-International District during a "We Are Not Silent" rally and march against anti-Asian hate and bias on March 13, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. AFP

Marchers walk by a mural of Bruce Lee and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar by artist Shara Lee during a protest against anti-Asian hate crimes, organized by the Asian American Pacific Islanders Organizing Coalition Against Hate & Bias, at Hing Hay Park in the Chinatown-International District of Seattle, Washington, U.S. March 13, 2021. REUTERS

Demonstrators wearing face masks and holding signs take part in a rally "Love Our Communities: Build Collective Power" to raise awareness of anti-Asian violence, at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles, California, on March 13, 2021. AFP

Noriko Nasu, who was randomly attacked last month in the Chinatown-International District, speaks during a "We Are Not Silent" rally and march against anti-Asian hate and bias on March 13, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. AFP

Photographer Michael Omeka wears a face mask with a Muhammad Ali image as he participates in the rally "Love Our Communities: Build Collective Power" to raise awareness of anti-Asian violence outside the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles Saturday, March 13, 2021. AP

Messages are posted in a wall of solidarity by people participating at a rally "Love Our Communities: Build Collective Power" to raise awareness of anti-Asian violence outside the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles Saturday, March 13, 2021. AP

Worshippers offer prayers for victims of the Atlanta spa shooting in addition to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic at the Mahayana Buddhist temple in Chinatown, New York City on March 17, 2021. AFP

New York Police Department officers with the Community Affairs Rapid Response Unit go on a community outreach patrol in the Chinatown neighborhood of New York, Wednesday, March 17, 2021. AP

A police officer hands out information leaflets advising how to report on hate crimes, in Chinatown, New York City, on March 17, 2021, following the shootings in Atlanta. AFP

A resident speaks to police officers handing out information advising how to report hate crimes, in Chinatown, New York City on March 17, 2021, following the shootings in Atlanta. AFP

An Asian woman stands outside a closed storefront in the Chinatown section of Manhattan following the deadly shootings at three spas in Georgia, in New York City, New York, U.S., March 17, 2021. REUTERS

Mourners visit and leave flowers at the site of two Atlanta spas to pay respect to the lives lost on March 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. AFP

Mallory Rahman and her daughter Zara place flowers near a makeshift memorial outside of the Gold Spa in Atlanta, Wednesday, March 17, 2021. AP

After dropping off flowers Jesus Estrella, left, and Shelby S., right, stand in support of the Asian and Hispanic community outside Youngs Asian Massage parlor where four people were killed, Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Acworth, Ga. AP

Capt. Tarik Sheppard, left, Commander of the New York Police Department Community Affairs Rapid Response Unit speaks to a resident while on a community outreach patrol in the Chinatown neighborhood of New York, Wednesday, March 17, 2021. AP

In this March 13, 2021, file photo, former Washington Gov. Gary Locke says "Hate is a Virus" during a rally to speak out against anti-Asian hate and violence in Seattle. AP

Justin Kuo and his son Zion Kuo gather with community members for a candlelight vigil in Garden Grove, California, on March 17, 2021 to unite against the recent spate of violence targeting Asians and to express grief and outrage after yesterday's shooting that left eight people dead in Atlanta, Georgia, including at least six Asian women. - Police have said suspect Robert Aaron Long, a 21-year-old white man, has so far denied a racist motive for the three shootings in the southern US state of Georgia. AFP