Lisa Ling attends Stop Asian Hate rally in Los Angeles almost two weeks after shootings in Atlanta

Documentary maker Lisa Ling attends Stop Asian Hate rally in Los Angeles as demonstrations are held across the US… almost two weeks after six Asian women were killed in hate crime shooting in Atlanta

  • Rallies such as this have been cropping up all over the country of late, in light of the March 19th mass shootings in two Atlanta area massage parlor spas
  • The shootings resulted in the deaths of eight people, including six women of Asian descent
  • There has been a major uptick in anti-Asian violence worldwide since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, leading to renewed focus on protecting Asian members of the community from discrimination and hate crimes
  • Ling, 47, has been particularly active both on social media and in the industry at large in promoting anti-Asian Hate causes, including co-launching the #StopAsianHate campaign 

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Lisa Ling took to the streets along with hundreds of fellow protesters on Saturday at the Stop Asian Hate rally.

The CNN newscaster and documentarian, 47, attended the rally with her husband, physician Paul Song, in the Koreatown section of Los Angeles, California.

They were surrounded by fellow demonstrators holding signs and wearing T-shirts brandishing messages such as ‘I am not a virus’ and ‘stronger united’.

The rally, organized by the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles in partnership with 20 community-based organizations, was one of many across Los Angeles and the US, including Detroit, Boston and Washington DC.

In Koreatown, Los Angeles: Lisa Ling took to the streets along with several community members on Saturday, in a show of support of the Stop Asian Hate cause

In Koreatown, Los Angeles: Lisa Ling took to the streets along with several community members on Saturday, in a show of support of the Stop Asian Hate cause

Lisa wore a black T-shirt displaying the slogan ‘Phenomenally Asian’.

The mother of two held a sign which read ‘Unity today + everyday’ on one side, and   ‘I ❤️U’ on the other side. 

She also wore a black N95 face mask with a gold chain, a black-and-white Keith Haring-inspired fanny pack and Vans slip-ons. 

Her husband, 52, wore a yellow face mask with the words ‘Stop Asian hate’ on it.

He also held a yellow sign which said, ‘Hate is a virus!’

On his T-shirt was a picture of noted Japanese-American civil rights activist Yuri Kochiyama. 

Stronger together: The CNN newscaster, 47, attended the rally with her husband, physician Paul Song

Stronger together: The CNN newscaster, 47, attended the rally with her husband, physician Paul Song

Stronger together: The CNN newscaster, 47, attended the rally with her husband, physician Paul Song, 52

Demonstrating: The mother of two held a sign which read 'Unity today + everyday' on one side, and 'I ❤️U' on the other side

Demonstrating: The mother of two held a sign which read ‘Unity today + everyday’ on one side, and ‘I ❤️U’ on the other side

Rallies such as this have been cropping up all over the country of late, in light of the March 19th mass shootings in two Atlanta area massage parlor spas which resulted in the deaths of eight people, including six women of Asian descent. 

That, compounded with a major uptick in anti-Asian violence worldwide since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, has led to renewed focus on protecting Asian members of the community from discrimination and hate crimes.

Ling has been particularly active both on social media and in the industry at large in promoting anti-Asian Hate causes, including co-launching the #StopAsianHate campaign which has seen contributions totaling over $7 million from companies such as AT&T and WarnerMedia. 

Taken at the rally: Ling documented sweet moments at the demonstration, adding them to her Instagram account

Taken at the rally: Ling documented sweet moments at the demonstration, adding them to her Instagram account

Washington, DC, March 17th: Rallies such as this have been cropping up all over the country of late, in light of the March 19th mass shootings in two Atlanta area spas which resulted in the deaths of eight people, including six women of Asian descent

Washington, DC, March 17th: Rallies such as this have been cropping up all over the country of late, in light of the March 19th mass shootings in two Atlanta area spas which resulted in the deaths of eight people, including six women of Asian descent

Protester places flowers at a make shift memorial at steps during Stop Asian Hate Rally in Boston

Protester places flowers at a make shift memorial at steps during Stop Asian Hate Rally in Boston

Phoebe Yang, 6, marches alongside Xuemei Li during the second consecutive weekend of Stop Asian Hate protests, Saturday March 27, 2021, on Woodward Avenue in Detroit

Phoebe Yang, 6, marches alongside Xuemei Li during the second consecutive weekend of Stop Asian Hate protests, Saturday March 27, 2021, on Woodward Avenue in Detroit

Other celebrities who have spoken up on Instagram for #StopAsianHate include Olivia Munn, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ken Jeong.

It comes soon after Lisa recently spoke out in defense of The Talk co-host Sharon Osbourne, herself embroiled in a scandal involving alleged racial slurs and hate speech.

Saying she is ‘not a fan of cancel culture,’ Lisa added she believes Sharon should be given a chance to redeem herself after she left the beloved daytime talk show this week amid claims of racist behavior.

Active: Ling has been particularly active both on social media and in the industry at large in promoting anti-Asian Hate causes

Active: Ling has been particularly active both on social media and in the industry at large in promoting anti-Asian Hate causes

Speaking out: It comes soon after Lisa recently spoke out in defense of The Talk co-host Sharon Osbourne, herself embroiled in a scandal involving racial slurs and hate speech

Speaking out: It comes soon after Lisa recently spoke out in defense of The Talk co-host Sharon Osbourne, herself embroiled in a scandal involving racial slurs and hate speech

Other celebrities who have spoken up on Instagram for #StopAsianHate include: Olivia Munn, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ken Jeong

Other celebrities who have spoken up on Instagram for #StopAsianHate include: Olivia Munn, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ken Jeong

source: dailymail.co.uk