ATLANTA — After a week of pain, fear and mourning, Georgia’s capital city will host a downtown march and rally on Saturday to protest the killing of eight people, six of them women of Asian descent, by a gunman who targeted three Atlanta-area massage businesses.
The event, set for 1 p.m. in a park next to the State Capitol, is being billed as a #StopAsianHate event that will allow people to “come together to grieve, heal and support.” It comes a day after President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris visited with Asian-American community leaders in a city that is still reeling after the Tuesday attacks.
“We were reminded, yet again, that the crises we face are many — that the foes we face are many,” Ms. Harris said in a speech after the meeting on Friday.
She added: “Racism is real in America and it has always been. Xenophobia is real in America, and always has been. Sexism, too.”
a longtime member of a conservative Baptist church that prohibited sex outside of marriage. He had checked into a rehab clinic for self-described sexual addiction but continued to struggle. A man who was his roommate in a halfway house from August 2019 until early 2020 said that Mr. Long admitted that he continued to visit massage parlors for sex.