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Sign-wavers denounce violence

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos

First photo: Seabury Hall junior Cora Fernandez, 17, holds a sign during Saturday afternoon’s “Stop Asian Hate” rally in front of the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center in Kahului. The event organizer said social media posts help spread word about the event. “I really want to show that Hawaii supports Asians and show that we stand with them,” Fernandez said. Fellow Seabury junior Leela Waterford held a sign that read “Hate is a virus too.” “I think that just because of the physical distance we are from the Mainland it’s easy to believe we are separated from these kinds of issues, but we need to remind ourselves that racism does exist in Hawaii,” Waterford said. “It needs to be addressed just like it does on the Mainland.”

Second photo: Sign-wavers denounce violence against Asians in America in a “Stop Asian Hate” rally fronting the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center in Kahului Saturday afternoon.

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