Westport rally takes a stand against hate crimes toward Asian community

Hundreds gathered on Jesup Green to stand in solidarity with the Asian community after a slew of attacks nationwide on the Asian community.

News 12 Staff

Mar 27, 2021, 5:14 PM

Updated 1,154 days ago

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Westport residents and state officials came together Saturday morning to stop hate toward the Asian community.
Hundreds gathered on Jesup Green to stand in solidarity with the Asian community after a slew of attacks nationwide on the Asian community.
Some local high school students of Asian descent said they have experienced racism growing up, which gave the community insight on the change that needs to come. They said they don't want children to experience the same racism that they faced when they were children themselves.
State officials and local leaders showed their support, but the peaceful gathering brought out some of Westport's youngest and most sagacious.
Sophia Sheng, 11, painted a canvas with a rainbow and explained that it represents the world because the different colors are together in unity.
Organizers told News 12 these events are important to keep the conversation going.


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