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Crowds gather around the country to protest anti-Asian violence

In the wake of shootings that left eight people dead, including six Asian women, people in several cities across the United States gathered to remember the lives lost and protest violence against Asian Americans.

Impromptu memorials were set up in Atlanta, and residents of other cities, including Seattle and Minneapolis, lit candles and observed moments of silence.

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People gather at McPherson Square in D.C. (Shuran Huang for The Washington Post)

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Shuran Huang/For The Washington Post

People march near the White House. (Shuran Huang for The Washington Post)

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Shuran Huang/For The Washington Post

An activist speaks at a rally at McPherson Square in D.C. (Shuran Huang for The Washington Post)

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Shuran Huang/For The Washington Post

Members and supporters of the Asian American community attend a “rally against hate” at Columbus Park in New York City. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

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Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

From left, Lael Choi, 7, his mother, Hyejin Lee, and his brother Laaon, 10, hold candles at a #StopAsianHate candlelight vigil in Alhambra. (Jane Hahn for The Washington Post)

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Jane Hahn/FTWP

People gather at a candlelight vigil in Alhambra. (Jane Hahn for The Washington Post)

Jane Hahn/FTWP

Jane Hahn/FTWP

Fahren James, founder of the South Pasadena Black Lives Matter movement, arranges flowers at a #StopAsianHate candlelight vigil in Alhambra. (Jane Hahn for The Washington Post)

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Jane Hahn/FTWP

Ellen Chang holds her daughter Louisa Borgeson, 7, as they listen to speakers at a #StopAsianHate candlelight vigil in Alhambra. (Jane Hahn for The Washington Post)

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Jane Hahn/FTWP

Women hold signs during a moment of silence in Alhambra in Los Angeles County. (Jane Hahn for The Washington Post)

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Jane Hahn/FTWP

Two women embrace during a protest in Alhambra, Calif. (Jane Hahn for The Washington Post)

Jane Hahn/FTWP

Jane Hahn/FTWP

Demonstrators march past a mural in Atlanta on March 20. (Dustin Chambers for The Washington Post)

Demonstrators hold signs while gathering in Atlanta on March 20. (Dustin Chambers for The Washington Post)

People march in Atlanta. (Dustin Chambers for The Washington Post)

Democratic Sens. Raphael G. Warnock and Jon Ossoff address a crowd in Atlanta on March 20. (Dustin Chambers for The Washington Post)

Demonstrators march in Atlanta. (Dustin Chambers for The Washington Post)

People gather to march in Atlanta. (Dustin Chambers for The Washington Post)

People hold placards on March 20 during the “Stop Asian Hate” rally in Atlanta. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

People embrace on March 20 by a makeshift memorial outside Gold Spa in Atlanta. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

People hold signs as they attend a rally in Chicago (Nam Y. Huh/AP)

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Nam Y. Huh/AP

People attend a vigil in New York. (Ed Ou for The Washington Post)

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Ed Ou/For The Washington Post

People attend a vigil on March 19 in New York. (Ed Ou for The Washington Post)

People on March 19 bring flowers to the vigil in New York. (Ed Ou for The Washington Post)

People hug at New York's Union Square on March 19 as they mourn the lives lost in the shooting. (Ed Ou for The Washington Post)

A crowd gathers at Union Square for the vigil on March 19. (Ed Ou for The Washington Post)

Esther Back, 61, and Grace Oh, 74, post signs on their car at a protest in Los Angeles to denounce hate against the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Melanie Volanos, 9, writes a message on a window on March 19 at the protest in Los Angeles.

Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Graham Bloomsmith and Cynthia Shi hold each other outside Gold Spa, one of the businesses targeted in the shooting. (Elijah Nouvelage for The Washington Post)

A woman holds a sign during the “Asian Solidarity March” against anti-Asian hate on March 18 in Minneapolis.

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Kerem Yucel/AFP/Getty Images

Signs on screens read “Stop Asian Hate” as the Los Angeles Lakers observe a moment of silence before their game against the Charlotte Hornets on March 18 in Los Angeles.

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

Kitana Truong becomes emotional during a rally on March 18 in Atlanta.

Elijah Nouvelage for The Washington Post

Elijah Nouvelage for The Washington Post

People rally against anti-Asian violence on March 18 in Minneapolis.

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Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Kay Yoon and her daughters, Claire and Alice, paint a sign that says “Stop Asian Hate” at a vigil in Philadelphia on March 17.

Rachel Wisniewski/Reuters

Rachel Wisniewski/Reuters

Melissa Min attends the vigil in Philadelphia with her son James.

Rachel Wisniewski/Reuters

Rachel Wisniewski/Reuters

People gather for a vigil to mourn and confront rising violence against Asian Americans on March 17 in Philadelphia.

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Camden Courier-Post/AP

A vigil and march are held in D.C. in memory of the eight Atlanta victims and to address rising anti-Asian hate.

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Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post

Candles are lit after a march in D.C.’s Chinatown on March 17.

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Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post