By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — After the shootings in Atlanta last week, more and more demonstrations are popping up across the country in support of Asian Americans.READ MORE: Police Searching For Missing Regina 'Jeanne' Fornadley From Slippery Rock
A peaceful march protesting violence against Asian Americans is underway Wednesday in Pittsburgh. More than 100 people have gathered at Schenley Park in solidarity with the victims of the spa shootings in Atlanta.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Setting Up For 2-Week, Live Performance Outdoor Festival
Their message is that violence against Asian American communities is not new, and they are condemning the violence. We’re seeing demonstrations like this all over the country after eight people were killed in the Atlanta shootings. Six of the victims were of Asian descent.
The East Coast Asian American Student Union, the Pittsburgh chapter of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance and other partners are hosting Wednesday’s march, which is at least the third in the Pittsburgh area since the shootings on March 16.MORE NEWS: Allegheny County Opens Vaccine Clinics To Anyone In Phase 1A
Many are voicing their opinions and sharing how they have been impacted by violence against Asian Americans.