Watch live: Anti Asian hate and violence rally held in Cleveland Public Square

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) — Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) is organizing five rally events across Ohio this weekend, one being held in Cleveland Public Square.


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The gathering set for Saturday at 2 p.m., is part of a “Unity Against Hate” rally to show compassion and solidarity in wake of the rising hate incidents against Asian Americans and other minority groups, according to a release from the APAPA.

Jackie Tang, who organized the Cleveland event said, “My friends and I would rather walk in a park in the beautiful spring than organize rallies and marches, but we have to do it to stop the spread of hate and to prevent more people from getting hurt.”


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Speeches by state and local officials, community members and youths are planned as well as group art activities to celebrate diversity and inclusion.

Community groups and municipalities will have booths to provide information about public service programs, voter registration and the COVID-19 vaccine.

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