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Inslee decries ‘horrendous surge’ of violence against Asians

Over the weekend, there were rallies in many cities to demand justice for the victims, bring attention to the violence and to denounce racism and xenophobia
Reporters and others gather for a news conference are reflected in a video monitor, Monday,...
Reporters and others gather for a news conference are reflected in a video monitor, Monday, March 22, 2021, at Renton City Hall in Renton, Wash., south of Seattle. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and other leaders gathered Monday to denounce recent acts of violence and harassment targeted at Asians and Asian communities.(Ted S. Warren | AP Photo)
Published: Mar. 23, 2021 at 10:28 AM MDT
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RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was joined by community leaders to decry what he called a “horrendous surge” of violence against Asian-Americans.

One of the speakers Monday was Nariko Nasu, a local high school teacher who spoke out about being attacked in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District in late February.

Authorities say last week a white man shot and killed six women of Asian descent and two other people at Atlanta-area massage businesses.

Over the weekend, there were rallies in many cities to demand justice for the victims, bring attention to the violence and to denounce racism and xenophobia.

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