US Democrats condemned the Atlanta shootings

US Democrats condemned the Atlanta shootings

Washington: Democrats from both the House of Representatives and the Senate have claimed eight lives, including six, for promoting anti-Asian violence in the US during the Atlanta Massage Parlor shootout.
On Wednesday, acting chief of the Atlanta Police Department, Rodney Bryant, said in a news briefing that the investigation was still in the “very early” stage, and investigators cannot determine at this time that the shooting spree was a hate crime, although several news agencies According to the Xinhua report, the call was confirmed with the police department.
Police on Tuesday evening arrested a 21-year-old white man from Georgia, Robert Aaron Long, who claimed responsibility for shooting incidents at three massage parlors in the Atlanta metropolitan area during an interview with law enforcement at night.
Long claimed the attacks were not racially motivated, and that he had “sexual addiction” and saw the massage parlor as a “seduction” he wanted to “end”, according to authorities, Saying that Long was caught while he was on his way to Florida, where he planned to commit similar crimes.
Genocide added to the already high tension surrounding violence and discrimination targeting the Asian American community during the coronavirus epidemic.
Condemning Tuesday’s massacre, Congress Democrats also warned of an increase in similar hate-crimes.
On Wednesday, Congressman Judy Chu and Congressman Ted Liu, both of Asian descent, called on the Donald Trump administration to promote racial discrimination and hatred of Asian Americans using moral identifiers such as “China virus”, “Wuhan virus” Accused of venting the flame. “And” Kung Flu “in describing coronaviruses.
“As a result, anti-Asian hate crimes and incidents have increased exponentially,” said Chu, chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.
He said research has found that Trump’s first few months have seen a 900 percent increase in the amount of anti-Asian Twitter traffic.
“And what we saw yesterday is the result of that.”
The House has scheduled a hearing for Thursday on the increasing incidence of hate crimes and discrimination against Asian Americans.
Meanwhile, Richard Blumenthal, a senator from Connecticut, tweeted that the shooting on Tuesday “reflects an ill trend that must be stopped”.
“The United States must unite to fight against stomach twists in violence against the Asian-American community,” he said.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday morning, former President Barack Obama said that the identities of those killed in Tuesday’s shooting “underscored an alarming rise in anti-Asian violence that must end”.
He called for ridding the country of gun violence, which he said is a “longer-lasting epidemic” than the coronovirus epidemic.

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