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GALLERY: Activists protest against Asian hate, demand additional support

By Jasmine Li

In a Saturday march organized by Asian Coalition MA, demonstrators marched from Peter’s Park to Chinatown Gate to protest hate crimes and other acts of discrimination against Asian Americans. Participants also called for increased backing from legislators for communities of color.

Demonstrators gather at Peter’s Park, known as Terrence Coleman Park among activists, ahead of the march. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Asian American Resource Workshop Executive Director Carolyn Chou speaks to the crowd. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Two people participate in a partner exercise. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Protestors hold up signs as they march toward Chinatown. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
A demonstrator holds up a sign while listening to a speaker. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Attendees clap for two speakers. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Protesters drape a “Resistance” banner created by the Dorchester Art Project over the Massachusetts Turnpike. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
“A March for Asian Futures” sign is carried by protesters heading to Chinatown. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
A protestor holds an “I Am Not A Virus” sign. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Lion dancers greet protesters at the Chinatown Gate. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Demonstrators light incense at a vigil for victims of hate crimes. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
A child waits to place a flower at the vigil. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Demonstrators pray at the vigil. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Fiona Phie gives a closing speech. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

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