Hundreds Gather in DC's Chinatown for Solidarity March After Atlanta Shooting

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Washington’s Chinatown on March 17 to march in solidarity after eight people, six of whom were of Asian descent, were killed in Atlanta a day prior.

The vigil and march were organized by Total Liberation Collective, a “predominantly Black, non-hierarchical organization dedicated to the abolition of all structures of oppression that impede total liberation.”

Demonstrators called for the decriminalization of sex work and a stop to xenophobic rhetoric against black, indigenous, and people of color.

According to local news reports, 3,800 incidents of anti-Asian racism, mainly against women, occurred in the United States over the last year.

Videos shared by Chuck Modiano show a group of demonstrators marching with a banner reading “The police can’t protect us. We must look out for each other” in one clip and chanting “F*** white supremacy” in another. Credit: Chuck Modiano via Storyful

Video Transcript

- [INAUDIBLE]

- Say what?

- Ain't no power like the power of the people because the power of the people don't stop.

- Say what?

- Ain't no power like the power of the people because the power of the people don't stop.

- Say what?

- Ain't no power like the power of the people because the power of the people don't stop.

- Say what?

- [INAUDIBLE]

- What do we do?

- Stand up for Black and Asian lives are under attack.

- What do we do?

- Stand up like that!

- When Black lives are under attack what do we do?

- Stand up like that!

- When Black lives are under attack what do we do?

- Stand up like that!

- [AUDIO OUT] supremacy!

- [AUDIO OUT] supremacy!

- [AUDIO OUT] supremacy!

- [AUDIO OUT] supremacy!