'Hard time to be Asian,' says protest in Los Angeles rally to end Asian violence

Tam Nguyen, one of the few protesters at the Stop Asian Hate rally in Koreaatown, lost his temper and carried a racist letter.

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Nguyen said the note was sent to many nail-crafting studios owed by Vietnamese in California this week, but not his own, and is a prime example of hatred towards Asian society.

"Mom and Dad have come here to give my sister and me a better life - and it doesn't sound that way at the moment," Tam Nguyen told CNN on Saturday.

From left, Kien Nguyen, Tam Nguyen and Ted Nguyen, rallied to end the anti-Asian violence in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 27, 2021.

"It's a difficult time to be an Asian. I want to read this (this book)," he said, referring to a lot of insults and racism that ended in "going home."

While Tam Nguyen was reading the book, Ted Nguyen (no relationship) became angry.

The men co-founded Nailing It For America, an entire volunteer team of Orange County experts who said they had provided about $ 30 million to self-defense equipment to health care professionals across the United States during the epidemic.

"That's enough," said Ted Nguyen. "That's why we're here in Koreaatown - meeting our Asian brothers and sisters, and everyone. This is unbearable and unbearable."

The Los Angeles convention is one of many held in the United States since a Georgian man killed eight people in three Atlanta neighborhoods, including six Asian women, on March 16.

'We have to protect each other,' said Lisa Ling

Lisa Ling, author and presenter of her weekly program CNN, found great excitement on Saturday when she told the crowd that hatred against the Asian people was threatening all Americans.

"We are part of this amazing painting that has stories and history in all parts of the world," Ling said. "And if one thread comes out, we can all fall apart. So we have to be safe."

The current resident of the Los Angeles area grew up in the Sacramento area. Ling's mother is a native of Taiwan and her father is a Chinese immigrant from Hong Kong.

After his speech, Ling told CNN that Asian Americans were taught to put their heads down, but now it was time to share their stories.

"There are the same threads, we've all been through the same things, we've all had a little bit of trauma and abuse," Ling said.

"It is very important that some Americans outside the Asian community understand that this is part of our lives so that we know how to stop doing those little rituals."