Rallygoers decry hate crimes against Asian Americans

More than 200 people gathered in Connecticut to denounce increasing attacks on Asian Americans.

Posted: Apr 4, 2021 10:12 AM

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - More than 200 people gathered in Connecticut to denounce increasing attacks on Asian Americans. A “Stop Asian Hate” rally was held Saturday outside Fairfield Town Hall and included speeches by state Attorney General William Tong, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, state Sen. Tony Hwang and other officials and advocates. One of the rally’s organizers, Aimee Guerrero, condemned an attack on a Filipina American woman in New York City last week. Surveillance video showed the assailant kicking and stomping on the 65-year-old woman near Times Square, and bystanders not helping her. Guerrero urged people to intervene to stop hate crimes.

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