Atlanta rally against anti-Asian hate — photos

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday to honor the eight people killed in this week’s spa shootings in the city, with many chanting “Stop Asian hate,” per the New York Times.

The big picture: Six women of Asian descent were among those to lose their lives in the shootings. The Atlanta rally was one of several being held across the U.S. Saturday to honor those killed in the attack and to denounce a surge in violence and hate incidents against Asian Americans.

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Protesters at the Stop AAPI Hate Rally outside the Georgia State Capitol building March 20. A 21-year-old white man was charged with murder this week after confessing to the killings, but local law enforcement say it’s too early to call the shootings a hate crime. Photo: Nicole Craine/Bloomberg via Getty Images
The Atlanta March 20 march In solidarity with the Asian community. Over 183 organizations have joined AAPI groups in calling for $300 million to address anti-Asian violence. Photo: Megan Varner/Getty
Medic Frankie Laguna before the Atlanta march. Asian Americans also face discrimination in sports, with stereotypes depicting Asians as nerds, emasculating Asian men and fetishizing Asian women as submissive, Axios’ Shawna Chen and Russell Contreras report. Photo: Megan Varner/Getty Images
Demonstrators at the Atlanta rally on March 20. Photo: Megan Varner/Getty Images
Georgia Sens. Jon Ossoff (L) and Raphael Warnock addressing protesters in Atlanta on March 20. Photo: Megan Varner/Getty Images
Demonstrators marching in Atlanta March 20. Photo: Megan Varner/Getty Images
Protesters marching in Atlanta on March 20. Photo: Megan Varner/Getty Images
Wanqi Dong gets emotional while listening to speakers after the march in Atlanta on March 20. Photo: Megan Varner/Getty Images
Demonstrators attending a vigil at Union Square in New York City to mourn on March 19 the Atlanta shooting victims. Another rally was planned in the city for March 20. Photo: Michael Nagle/Xinhua via Getty

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Editor’s note: This article has been updated with more images.

Source: Axios Breaking News

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