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Rallies against hate held in Atlanta, nation after spa shootings

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Posted at 11:39 PM, Mar 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-21 01:39:24-04

ATLANTA (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered near the Georgia state Capitol Saturday to demand justice for the victims of shootings at massage businesses in and around Atlanta.

The crowd called for an end to racism and xenophobia. Many waved signs and cheered speakers including U.S. Sens. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.

Georgia state Rep. Bee Nguyen, the first Vietnamese American to serve in the Georgia House, also was present.

Similar rallies were held around the country in protest over the killings of eight people at three Atlanta-area massage businesses.

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In Chicago, about 300 people gathered and hundreds marched in New York City.