Brooklynites protest anti-Asian racism after Atlanta shootings


Brooklynites came together to denounce the Atlanta shootings at three separate rallies across the borough on Sunday — arguing that the massacre that killed six Asian women exemplified the increased racism Asian-Americans have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“That is hate,” said state Sen. John Liu, who represents Queens, during a March 21 rally outside Brooklyn Borough Hall. “That is a feeling that we all feel as Asian-Americans, that somehow we’re not people or we’re not Americans. We’re perpetual foreigners.”