IN RESPONSE TO ATLANTA SHOOTINGS AND RISE IN ANTI-ASIAN HATE CRIMES, BP ADAMS JOINS ELECTED OFFICIALS, CLERGY LEADERS, AND COMMUNITY ADVOCATES FOR RALLY AGAINST HATE | Office of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
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Brooklyn, NY – Yesterday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams hosted a rally in front of Brooklyn Borough Hall with a wide array of elected officials, faith leaders, and community advocates for a rally against hate. The rally came after a series of shootings in the Atlanta, Georgia area earlier this week left eight people dead, six of them Asian women. New York City is also experiencing a surge in anti-Asian hate crimes over the past year, with 28 reported hate crimes against Asians in 2020, up from three in 2019 — a concerning trend that has continued into the early months of 2021. Borough President Adams and others at the rally expressed their solidarity with Asian New Yorkers, and condemn the rhetoric fueling this surge in hate.