Over 200 people turned up at an anti-racist rally in Richmond Sunday.
The ‘Stand Up for Racial Harmony’ rally was organized following the distribution of anti-Chinese flyers in the community over the past month.
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Organizer Edward Liu says the rally sends out an important message that racism will not be tolerated.
“Everybody came with passion. Some people didn’t feel safe walking in the neighbourhood because they received one of those racist flyers, so I think it’s very important to turn up and come out and let people see ‘this is Richmond, we support each other. Hand-in-hand, we fight against racism.'”
Liu says he was encouraged by the huge turnout, and that many nationalities turned out to show their support to the Asian community who have been targeted.
“We tried to help people to visually experience the diversity in this community.”
The rally took place at Richmond Brighouse SkyTrain station.