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    • Protesters display placards during a Stop Asian Hate rally on Sunday, 21 March  2021, in Newton, Massachusetts. A gunman has been charged with killing eight people at three Atlanta-area massage parlours in an attack Tuesday, 16 March 2021. Seven of the eight people killed in the attacks were women, six were of Asian descent.
    • A child holds a sign with a US flag at a Stop Asian Hate rally and vigil to remember the Atlanta shooting victims at Downtown Park in Bellevue, Washington, 20 March 2021.
    • Bellevue City Councilmember Janice Zahn speaks during a Stop Asian Hate rally and vigil to remember the Atlanta shooting victims at Downtown Park in Bellevue, Washington, 20 March 2021.
    • Hundreds of people listen to the beat of their hearts as they gather in silence at a Stop Asian Hate candlelight vigil at Almansor Park in Alhambra, California on Saturday, 20 March 2021. Four days after six women of Asian descent were among the eight people killed in attacks on three Atlanta-area massage businesses. The LA vs. Hate initiative encourages people to call 211 if they are victims or witness an incident of hate.
    • A man holds up a sign during a Stop Asian Hate rally at Discovery Green in downtown Houston, Texas on 20 March 2021.
    • Sophia Sim holds a sign as she attends a Stop Asian Hate rally at the Logan Square Monument in Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday, 20 March 2021. A diverse crowd gathered to demand justice for the victims of the Atlanta, Georgia spa shootings, as well as for an end to racism, xenophobia, and misogyny.
    • A Chinese Dragon Dance team performs on Grant Avenue in Chinatown on 20 March 2021 in San Francisco, California. Hundreds of people attended a vigil and healing gathering in San Francisco's Chinatown in the wake of a recent surge in hate crimes targeting Asians.
    • A dog with a sign is seen as people march during a Stop Asian Hate rally for AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) at the Logan Square Monument in Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday, 20 March 2021. A diverse crowd gathered to demand justice for the victims of Atlanta, Georgia spa shootings as well as for an end to racism, xenophobia, and misogyny.
    • People hold placards during a Stop Asian Hate rally, following the deadly shootings, in Atlanta, Georgia, 20 March 2021.
    • Melissa Min (L) attends a vigil with her son James 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, 17 March 2021.
    • Sally Sha holds up a sign during a Stop Asian Hate rally at Discovery Green in downtown Houston, Texas on 20 March 2021.
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    Protesters display placards during a "Stop Asian Hate" rally on Sunday, 21 March 2021, in Newton, Massachusetts. A gunman has been charged with killing eight people at three Atlanta-area massage parlours in an attack Tuesday, 16 March 2021. Seven of the eight people killed in the attacks were women, six were of Asian descent.

    In the wake of the Atlanta shootings that left six women of Asian descent dead, people in the US have taken to the streets and gathered for rallies against anti-Asian hate crimes.

    The recent surge in incidents of violence and a wave of harassment against Asian Americans has caused public uproar all across the US.

    The murder of six Asian American women in Atlanta triggered a nationwide outcry and brought about a wave of outrage among people of all descent. A series of rallies and vigils have since been held in cities in Texas, California, and Massachusetts, with hundreds of Asian Americans demanding justice for what they think was a hate crime.

    The so-called "Stop Asian Hate" movement emerged on social media in the form of a hashtag, calling for an end to anti-Asian violence.

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