Hundreds gather at Times Square, break silence on Asian hate crimes

Gov Kathy Hochul joined hundreds of people in Times Square Wednesday night as victims of Asian hate crimes spoke out one by one to break the silence and share their stories in an effort to combat these crimes.

News 12 Staff

Mar 17, 2022, 2:09 AM

Updated 830 days ago

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Gov Kathy Hochul joined hundreds of people in Times Square Wednesday night as victims of Asian hate crimes spoke out one by one to break the silence and share their stories in an effort to combat these crimes. 
Many say they chose to speak out in hopes that others choose peace over violence, and Gov. Hochul encouraged New Yorkers to come together. 
Volunteers also offered to walk anyone who felt unsafe home.
This comes after many hate crimes have taken place after sundown. A moment of silence was also held for Christina Yuna Lee who was killed last month.


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