Crowds protesting in opposition to hate crimes in opposition to Asian People appeared in Washington DC following the Atlanta spa shootings.

On Tuesday, eight folks at three completely different parlours in and across the US metropolis of Atlanta had been killed.

Six of the eight victims had been ladies of Asian descent. Atlanta’s police chief, Rodney Bryant, mentioned it was too early within the investigation to conclude that Tuesday’s shootings had not been a hate crime.

Activists and advocates have pointed to a rise in racially-motivated assaults in opposition to Asian People all through the pandemic.

In late 2020, the UN issued a report detailing an “alarming degree” of racially-motivated violence and different hate incidents in opposition to Asian People.

Video by Xinyan Yu and Zhaoyin Feng