Day Two Of Andover Rally: Supporting Asian American Community


ANDOVER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Dozens filled a busy intersection in Andover to show their support for the Asian American community.

The rallies took place Friday and Saturday afternoon, and were planned in the wake of Tuesday’s deadly shootings in the Atlanta area.

Eight people were killed in the shooting spree, six of the deceased were Asian women.

Demonstrators in Andover lined the streets with signs that said phrases such as, “love connects us, hate divides us, we Americans stand together.”

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President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met with community leaders and Asian American lawmakers in Georgia Friday to propose solutions at curbing violence.

"Too many Asian Americans have been walking up and down the streets and worrying, waking up each morning the past year feeling their safety and the safety of their loved ones are stake," Biden said after the meeting. "They've been attacked, blamed, scapegoated and harassed."

WBZ NewsRadio’s Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) went to the rally on Saturday.

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Written by Edyn Jensen

(Photo: Matt Shearer/WBZ NewsRadio)


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