Washington Governor Jay Inslee Inslee Decries ‘Horrendous Surge’ Of Violence Against Asians

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was joined by community leaders to decry what he called a “horrendous surge” of violence against Asian-Americans.

One of the speakers Monday was Nariko Nasu, a local high school teacher who spoke out about being attacked in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District in late February.

Authorities say last week a white man shot and killed six women of Asian descent and two other people at Atlanta-area massage businesses.

Over the weekend, there were rallies in many cities to demand justice for the victims, bring attention to the violence and to denounce racism and xenophobia.

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