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Sunnyside Post: Community Holds Vigil To Mourn Victims of Asian Hate

More than 150 people gathered for a candlelight vigil in Sunnyside Thursday to mourn the Asian Americans killed in bias attacks over the past year — including the victims of the Atlanta-area shooting Tuesday night.

Won, a Korean-American, began the event by reading out the names of the victims in Tuesday’s horrific shooting.

“The lives of our Asian brothers and sisters have value,” she said.

She said that Asian American women are being objectified through hyper-sexualization which can lead to violence and death. The victims in Tuesday’s shootings had worked in a massage parlor and the suspect told the police that he carried out the killings to quell his sexual addiction.

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