Asian-American activists march across Brooklyn Bridge to call for end to hate crimes
The Coalition for Asian American Civil Rights marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to call for an end to hate crimes and racial discrimination.
Hundreds of people marched from Foley Square to Cadman Plaza, shutting down the Brooklyn-bound roadway on the Brooklyn Bridge.
The Coalition for Asian American Civil Rights made specific demands for change, including condemning all forms of anti-Asian actions, urging federal law enforcement officials to work with state and local agencies to investigate hate crimes, and expanding the collection of data and public reporting on incidents of hate crimes relating to COVID-19.
The organization also called for increasing language access and providing resources to the community, including Asian nonprofit organizations, and funding for crime prevention and education.
Organizers say they are encouraging the community to vote to elect officials who will help put an end to hate crimes.