Tuesday, October 19

The fear of the Asian community in the US at the increase in “hate attacks” against them


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Several civil organizations have denounced the increase in hate attacks since the beginning of the pandemic.

A series of shootings shook the United States again.

At least eight people were killed, six of them Asian, after a 21-year-old named Robert Aaron Long shot three locations Tuesday: a massage parlor and two. spas, all located in a northern suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.

He was formally charged with murder, and although the authorities indicated this Wednesday that it was too early to determine the motivations of the attacker and he himself denied racial motivation According to the police at a press conference, the fact that most of the victims were of Asian origin generated fears in that community.

And it is that hate crimes against people of Asian origin have skyrocketed since last year in the US, driven in part by far-right rhetoric that blames them for the covid-19 pandemic.


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