At least 50 people, including several local elected officials, gathered outside Columbia Chinese Baptist Church in Ellicott City on Sunday to condemn racism against Asians nearly a week after fatal shootings at massage businesses in Atlanta. The rally was hosted by the Chinese American Parent Association of Howard County, and founding president Jean Xu said she felt that it was important not only to remember the victims but also to raise awareness about hate crimes committed in Howard County. She said that numerous Asian-owned restaurants were burglarized on the Lunar New Year last month and that Asian restaurant patrons have been verbally assaulted.
Dozens gather outside Ellicott City church to condemn racism against Asians following Atlanta shootings
March 22, 2021