Rising up: Hundreds rally in Manhattan to condemn COVID-19 related anti-Asian hate crimes

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Leading New York elected officials, members of the Asian American Federation, and a victim of a recent anti-Asian, hate-fueled assault took a stand with hundreds of New Yorkers on Saturday afternoon against bigotry in the Big Apple.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many Asian-American citizens and businesses have been the victims of hate crimes created by ignorant individuals — from the defacement of Chinese-owned storefronts to the physical attacks of Asian individuals.

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