Rally against Asian hatred this Saturday in Princeton
There will be a rally and vigil in downtown Princeton this Saturday March 27 for those who wish to unite against Asian hate crimes and racism, according to Princeton planet. The event comes after six Asian women were killed in three Atlanta-area spa attacks last week.
Everyone in the community is welcome to attend. It will be held in Palmer Square (excluding Nassau Street) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. It is organized by several community groups, led by the Princeton Chinese Community Group. For a full list of groups involved, click here.
the Article on the planet Princeton quoted a statement from the organizers of the rally which said, “We are outraged by the racist killings in Atlanta as well as the blatant racism and misogynistic dehumanization manifested towards the victims. We ask for the solidarity of all our brothers and sisters as we ask for action and change. We call on our community leaders and elected representatives to respond to this violence with policies that support and protect the most vulnerable members of our community.
Princeton Mayor Mark Freda spoke out against the Atlanta murders saying that such acts of discrimination, hate crimes and physical assaults are not part of our core values as Americans. Freda also urged the community to speak out against Asian racism.
Those attending Saturday’s rally are required to wear face masks throughout the event and practice safe social distancing. There is parking behind Palmer Square on Hulfish Street for your convenience.
For more information and to read the full Planet Princeton article, click on here.