"I belong here"
Video footage of the Killing Eve actress caught the moment she made a brief speech at the protest.
“Pittsburgh, I am so happy and proud to be here with you and thank you to all the organizers for organizing this just to give us an opportunity to be together and to stand together and to feel each other,” Oh told the crowd.
“For many of us in our community, this is the first time we are even able to voice our fear and our anger, and I really am so grateful for everyone willing to listen.”
“One thing that I know is that many in our community are very scared, and I understand that. And one way to go through our fear is to reach out to our community.”
She then encouraged attendees to help one another.
“If you see something, will you help me? If you see one of our sisters and brothers in need, will you help us? We must understand, as Asian Americans, we just need to reach out our hand to our sisters and brothers and say, ‘Help me and I’m here.'”
Concluding her speech, Oh said, “I am proud to be Asian. I belong here.”
A series attacks on Asians have been reported across the country.
Most recently, a man has been arrested and charged with a hate crime for attacking an Asian American mother who was attending an anti-hate rally in New York City.
Meanwhile, an Asian woman was attacked and dragged by a getaway car in San Francisco.
Additionally, a 13-year-old boy was racially attacked in Flushing.
In LA, a 28-year-old Asian mother has died in a fatal shooting in Compton.
Las week, eight women were shot and killed at three massage parlours in Atlanta
In San Francisco, an elderly Asian woman managed to fight back and hospitalised her attacker.