April 5th – Anti-discrimination marches against Asians in the United States have recently swept across the country. New York City held its largest march in nearly a year on Sunday (4th). Tens of thousands of citizens crowded the famous landmark Brooklyn Bridge to demand an end to hatred for Asians.
According to Taiwan media “Central News Agency”, the march launched by the Asian Rights Protection Alliance attracted 500 mainly Chinese groups.
After gathering at Manhattan Welfare Square, a large number of people passed through the Brooklyn Bridge and finally arrived at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn. ). The marchers shouted the slogans of “stop hating Asians” and held slogans such as “hate is the virus” and “We are also Americans”. Many people joined the parade along the way, and vehicles also rang their horns to show their support.
The march also called for the government to strengthen the investigation of hate crimes; law enforcement authorities paid attention to cases of discrimination, hate violence, severely punished hate criminals, and provided more language help for Asian victims; strengthened anti-hate Asian crime propaganda; and prohibited politicians from making defamatory remarks.
John Chan, the general convener of the Asian Rights Protection Alliance, told the demonstrators: “We are not beggars. We Asians should unite, we should make our own decision.” He criticized former President Trump for smearing the Chinese and causing social unrest, so that discrimination now occurs every day.
He described the current social situation in the United States as “unhealthy and abnormal” and said that the march was to express his appeal loudly and look forward to the return of peace to the Asian community.
It is reported that there has been a recent “Stop Hate of Asians” campaign across the United States, but hate crimes against Asians have increased instead of decreasing.
A 65-year-old Filipino woman was kicked down and kicked by an African-American man near New York Times Square last week. Several witnesses watched coldly, stimulating more people to participate in the parade.