"HATE = RACISM AGAINST GOD"
Rihanna has attended an anti-Asian hate rally in New York.
The Barbadian singer joined the rally wither her assistant Tina Truong on Sunday.
Images of the singer were shared on Truong’s Instagram account. Rihanna was seen holding up a sign with the words “HATE = RACISM AGAINST GOD”.
“This is what solidarity looks like!” Truong captioned the photos adding the hashtags #stopaapihate #stopasianhate #callitahatecrime.
In a statement, Truong said she was moved Rihanna’s support.
“This cause hit close to home for me being Vietnamese American and Rih is very vocal when it comes to bringing awareness to injustices, domestic and global,” Truong said.
“We’ve attended protests together before so when we heard about this one, we both felt compelled to take action again. There wasn’t a second thought to it, we just made our signs and hit the street.”
The New York rally was one of many in response to the surge in attacks on Asian Americans across the country, including an Asian woman who was hit in the face in Philadelphia.
In California, Vietnamese family was tied up in their own home by robbers who stole their entire life savings in Oakland, California.
Also in California, an elderly Asian American woman was kicked in the face by a suspect who was on parole for fatally stabbing his mother.
Meanwhile, a Japanese American man was randomly punched in the face whilst walking in Washington D.C.
In San Francisco, a 19-year-old Asian hate crime victim was shot in the eye.
Also in San Francisco, an Asian woman was attacked and dragged by a getaway car.
Additionally, a 13-year-old boy was racially attacked in Flushing.
In LA, a 28-year-old Asian mother died in a fatal shooting in Compton.
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