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    • People participate in a peace vigil to honor victims of attacks on Asians on 19 March 2021 in Union Square Park in New York City.
    • People bring flowers to the memorial sight set up outside of The Gold Spa on 19 March 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.
    • A person lights a candle during a peace vigil to mourn the victims of anti-Asian hate crimes in New York City, New York, U.S., on 19 March 2021.
    • A person holds a sign with the names of the people who died at a peace vigil to honour victims of attacks on Asians on 19 March 2021 in Union Square Park in New York City.
    • Members and supporters of the Asian-American community gather during a 'peace vigil' for victims of Asian attacks, at Union Square in New York City on 19 March 2021.
    • A Los Angeles Koreatown newspaper is seen at a protest to denounce hate against the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, following the deadly shootings at Young's Asian Massage in Georgia, in Koreatown in Los Angeles, California, U.S., 19 March 2021.
    • People participate in a peace vigil to honor victims of attacks on Asians on 19 March 2021 in Union Square Park in New York City.
    • People participate in a peace vigil to honor victims of attacks on Asians on 19 March 2021 in Union Square Park in New York City.
    • People protest hate crimes committed against Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities ahead of a car caravan in Koreatown on 19 March 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
    • People participate in a peace vigil to honour victims of attacks on Asians on 19 March 2021 in Union Square Park in New York City.
    • Jami Webb and her fiance Kevin Chen light candles outside Young's Asian Massage following the deadly shootings in Acworth, Georgia, US 19 March 2021. Webb is the daughter of Xiaojie Tan, the owner of the spa who was killed in the shootings.
    • Members of the Atlanta Korean American Committee against Asian Hate Crime pose with placards during a group photo as they meet at Ching Dam, a Korean restaurant, after the fatal shooting at three Georgia spas, in Duluth, Georgia, U.S., 18 March 2021.
    • Kevin Chen consoles his fiancee Jami Webb outside Young's Asian Massage following the deadly shootings in Acworth, Georgia, U.S. March 19, 2021. Webb is the daughter of Xiaojie Tan, the owner of the spa who was killed in the shootings.
    • People bring flowers to the memorial site set up outside of The Gold Spa on 19 March 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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    On 16 March, eight people were killed at three Atlanta-area spas, six of whom were Asian women, in an attack that sent terror through the Asian community.

    The US has seen unprecedented levels of anti-Asian hate and discrimination since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, observers say.

    This week the United States has been mourning the victims of the latest mass shooting in Atlanta.

    On 16 March, eight people, including six Asian women, were shot dead at Youngs Asian Massage Parlor in a strip mall at Acworth, 30 miles north of downtown Atlanta, and at two other massage parlours in the nearby suburb of Buckhead.

    The 21-year-old attacker, Robert Aaron Long, was arrested 150 miles away from a mass shooting in the suburbs of Atlanta. 

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