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After Atlanta shootings, anger over anti-Asian hate sweeps US

Protesters in New York and beyond pressure politicians to address racism

Chinese American rapper MC Jin speaks to the crowd at a protest against anti-Asian hate in New York's Columbus Park on March 21. (Photo by Marrian Zhou)

NEW YORK -- The killing of six women of Asian descent in Atlanta has sparked anger in Asian American communities that shows few signs of abating, elevating their fears and frustrations over racism into a major issue politicians cannot easily ignore.

Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered to protest this past weekend at Columbus Park in Manhattan's Chinatown, with rallies also held in cities including Washington D.C., Los Angeles and Seattle. More are planned in the coming days, spanning Tulsa to Cleveland and reaching into Canada, according to local media reports.

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