Awareness rallies are taking place around the country to address the rise in covid-related hate crimes against Asian-Americans.
A "Stop Asian Hate" rally is set for this Saturday afternoon from 4 to 6 at Memorial Park in Jacksonville's Riverside neighborhood.
Wen Raiti is the owner of House of Leaf and Bean and President of the national Asian American PAC in Florida. She told First Coast Connect host Melissa Ross Wednesday that Asian Americans are worried and fearful.
“It’s our problem together. We are all Americans first. We wanted to have a peaceful and harmony environment for our children, for ourselves; that’s all we’re asking for in this rally.”
The full interview with Raiti can be heard on Wednesday's First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, which will encore at 8 p.m. on WJCT News 89.9.