Fairfield rally calls for end of violent crimes against Asian community

An emotional rally was held on the Fairfield village green Saturday fueled by the attacks against the Asian community.

News 12 Staff

Apr 3, 2021, 5:23 PM

Updated 1,147 days ago

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An emotional rally was held on the Fairfield village green Saturday fueled by the attacks against the Asian community.
"We are hurting and need everyone's support," said event organizer Aimee Guerrero.
The rally was organized in reaction to the latest incident which occurred in Manhattan when a man kicked and beat a 65-year-old woman in an unproved attack and made anti-Asian statements toward her. It was captured on surveillance video.
Police say bystanders in that incident didn't aid the woman when the attack unfolded, but the Fairfield community said these attacks need to end and when people see them, they need to step up and intervene.
Guerrero said the public needs to be educated on what to do if when witnessing an attack like the one in New York.
"If it's not safe for you to intervene then stay there, take out your phone if you have it. If you don't have a phone, call for help," Guerrero encouraged.
State officials also gathered and spoke about the ongoing violence. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said he's proposing the No Hate Act to increase awareness and reporting of these crimes.
Blumenthal said the proposed legislation will provide more funding for local police to fight hatred and tougher penalties against hate crimes.
Organizers said these conversations must continue within the community to see societal understanding and change.


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