Anti-Asian hate crimes bill passes US Congress

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The US Congress has passed a bill aimed at preventing violence against Asian Americans. Over the past year, hate crimes against Asian Americans, including a shooting in March in Georgia that killed six women of Asian descent have increased. Former President Donald Trump's labelling the coronavirus a Chinese flu has spurred the attacks, say Asian American activists. The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act speeds up the prosecution of incidents involving Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Al Jazeera’s Heidi Zhou-Castro reports from Washington, DC, the US. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #ActToChange #StopAsianHate #StopAsianHateCrimes
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