“Stop Asian Hate” rally at UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – More than a hundred people came together Wednesday at the University of Kentucky for a “Stop Asian Hate” rally.

It comes after the mass shooting over a week ago in Atlanta that left eight people dead, including six Asian American women.

The UK rally Wednesday showed solidarity and condemned hate against Asian Americans.

One speaker compared hate to a virus, saying there’s currently no vaccine, but you can be that vaccine.

Here’s what a UK professor attending, Youling Xiong, had to say.

“Everybody living in this world, we should respect human nature,” he said. “We are all human beings, regardless of color, ethnic background, where a person is from; we’re all humans. As a human, we need to respect each other.”

Xiong said he felt overwhelmed, and the amount of people that showed up shows a lot about the significance of Wednesday’s rally.

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