Activists have blocked the streets in the Chinatown area of Washington DC amid protests against racism directed at Asian-Americans & Pacific Islanders.
Over 100 people ended up congregating under the Friendship Archway during these protests.
One of the protesters, a DC native who joined the rally as he was walking by, said in an interview with a Sputnik correspondent that different communities have to support each other.
A passerby who joined the protest said different communities should support each other in the fight against hate https://t.co/dJX4kCSXb7— Sputnik (@SputnikInt) March 27, 2021
According to a Sputnik correspondent, more than 100 people gathered under the Friendship Archway in Washington to protest against racism aimed at Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders https://t.co/pXPaHDv47p— Sputnik (@SputnikInt) March 27, 2021
The protest was also joined by two UDC law student groups who “spoke about how racism is a fundamental part of US law and society,” as the correspondent put it.
Part 2 of the UDC Law folks pic.twitter.com/PPLUGHWsoo— Morgan Artyukhina (@LavenderNRed) March 27, 2021
Road blocked in Washington's Chinatown as crowds protest against racism aimed at Asian-Americans & Pacific Islanders https://t.co/g9zfKdWL14— Sputnik (@SputnikInt) March 27, 2021
According to Los Angeles Daily News, numerous "Stop Asian Hate" rallies are also scheduled for March 27 in Los Angeles and Orange counties "in response to rising violence against the Asian American Pacific Islander community."