Several dozen people came out to a vigil in Friday night held at Eastvale City Hall. The purpose of the vigil was to bring attention to Asian hate crimes which have been on the rise since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The victims of the recent massage parlor shootings in Atlanta, Georgia were also remembered. Officials have yet to charge the suspect, 21-year old Robert Aaron Long with a hate crime, saying there isn’t evidence at this time the shootings were racially motivated.
Riverside County District 2 supervisor Karen Spiegel says “we need to stand-up and support each other. If you see something that is said or done, it’s not ok. Several people spoke during the vigil asking for unity and to stop Asian hate crimes.