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Sandra Oh At "Stop Asian Hate" Protest In Oakland

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Actress Sandra Oh speaks at protest in Oakland, PA just minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, at a "Stop Asian Hate" protest.

Video Transcript

[LAUGHTER]

SANDRA OH: Can you all hear me?

- Yeah!

SANDRA OH: Hi, my name's Sandra Oh. How's everybody doing? Thanks for inviting me. I'm so proud to be here with you and thank [INAUDIBLE] all the organizers for organizing this just to give us an opportunity to be together and to stand together and to feel each other. For many of us in our community, this is the first time we are even able to voice for our fear and our anger. And I really am so grateful for everyone willing to-- willing to listen.

I want to be very, very brief. But one thing that I know, many of us in our community are very scared. And I understand that. And one way to kind of go through and get through our fear is to reach out to our communities. Reach-- everyone here, I will offer, I will challenge everyone here, if you see something, will you help me?

- Yeah!

SANDRA OH: If we see one of our sisters and brothers in-- in need, will you help us?

- Yes!

SANDRA OH: So we must understand, as Asian-Americans, we just need to reach out our hand to our sisters and brothers and say, help me. And I'm here. And just for one thing, I am proud to be Asian!

[CROWD CHEERING]

And I [? mean ?] it. I am proud to be Asian!

[CROWD CHEERING]

I belong here!

- I belong here!

SANDRA OH: I am proud to be Asian!

- I am proud to be Asian!

SANDRA OH: I belong here!

- I belong here!

- Yes we do.

SANDRA OH: Some of us don't get that chance to be able to say that. So I just wanted to give us an opportunity to be able to shout that. Thank you so much.

- Sandra Oh! I love you, Sandra!

[CROWD CHEERING AND CLAPPING]

- Guys, that was Sandra Oh, one of the most famous Asian-American actresses in the film industry today. Famous for her work on "Grey's Anatomy." She's currently in town filming for a new show. I don't want to talk about it because, you know, NDAs and stuff. But she has taken the time to be here today and be here with us in support of the cause. So thank you, Sandra.

- Thank you, Sandra!

[CROWD CHEERING AND CLAPPING]

- Thank you to everyone who's here today. Would you like to--