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Source: Xinhua| 2021-03-01 02:28:04|Editor: huaxiaVideo Player CloseNEW YORK, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) — Hundreds of people from various races rallied Saturday at Foley Square in New York City’s Lower Manhattan in protest against violence and crimes targeting Asian Americans.

Protesters held signs saying, “Rise up against Asian hate.

The rally was joined by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Democratic Congresswoman Grace Meng, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as well as victims of violence against Asian Americans.

De Blasio urged people to get out the message of stopping Asian hate not just in New York City, but all over the United States.

New York City documented as many as 259 anti-Asian incidents in 2020 mostly involving verbal harassment, according to a report by the Asian American Bar Association of New York.

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