Family members of Atlanta shooting victims speak out as thousands rally for change

In Georgia and across the country, people are marching in support of Asian Americans after the murder of six Asian women at three different spas across the Atlanta metro area last week.
2:32 | 03/22/21

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That's for sure. We'll start with the outpouring of support for asian-americans following that murder spree in Atlanta that left eight people, including six Asian women dead. Rallies from coast to coast calling for an end to violence against Asians. Steve osunsami is live in Atlanta for us with the latest on all of this. Good morning, Steve. Reporter: Good morning to you, Amy. Because of what happened here, people are calling for new laws to protect asian-americans from hate crimes. They were mothers. They were workers. They were leaving children behind. Reporter: In Georgia and across the country, people are marching in support of asian-americans after the murders of six Asian women at three different locations in the Atlanta metro area. I'm tired of seeing my elders on the floor. I'm tired of seeing them I'm tired of watching in the streets and being spat at in imitation Chinese. Reporter: The people in the streets are fed up with racist Americans who blame all Asians for the pandemic. Asianives matter. Reporter: And they say it was racism against Asians that led this accused murderer to three different Asian businesses where six of the eight people he's accused of killing were Asian women. Investigators say that Robert Aaron long told them he had a sex addiction and went shooting at Youngs Asian massage parlor, and two spas in Atlanta to try to stop the temptation. This is a 21-year-old white male who chose as his first victim, a business that was called Youngs Asian massage. If his only problem was sex addiction, then he could have had his choice in those 27 miles of any place that he could have gone to. Reporter: As the families in Atlanta prepare for funerals, they're telling the stories of the loved ones they lost. Huynh Jung grant was the grandmother -- mother. Losing her has put a new lens on my eyes on the amount of hate that exists in our world. This 21-year-old who's in custody this morning was an active member of a southern Baptist church here that has put out a statement condemning the killings. At their Sunday services, they read the names of the victims and voted to kick this accused murderer out of their church. T.J.? All right, Steve osunsami for us this morning. Thank you so much.

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