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Locals mourn eight victims killed on Tuesday at spas in area that has long functioned as red-light district of sorts. Christina Lee said her Vietnamese mother came to mind when she heard about the shootings at Aromatherapy Spa and Gold Spa in Atlanta on the night of 16 March. Spas in the rundown area, which has long functioned as something of a red-light district in Atlanta, locals told the Guardian, are landmarks of sorts. There are clothing boutiques for exotic dancers and adult novelty shops pushing up against a recent boom of condominiums and fast casual restaurants.
What was most noticeable on Wednesday were hastily erected tents for local media dodging rainfall, and the remaining strips of yellow crime scene tape. Lee, who recorded a podcast nearby at the offices of an Atlanta public radio station until last summer, said the shootings here took her by surprise, as the area is not known for a concentration of residents who identify with the Asian American or Pacific Island communities. But it was the overarching prejudice toward Asians in general, regardless of their origins, which she feels is growing, that she said was most alarming.
Lee saw the attacks as coming against a backdrop of the US historically minimising the suffering of Asian communities. People downplay the sufferings that people undergo. The sentiment of solidarity was not exclusive to Asian Americans. When Atlanta native Yalaba Mendoza arrived on the scene, he exited his car with three flower bouquets: two bunches of white roses and one pink.
We have to be consistent as a race of people. There were few people on the streets on Wednesday morning. Whether for fear, respect for those killed so violently, the threat of tornadoes or all those reasons, it was hard to say. Atlanta spa shootings. This article is more than 4 months old. Mike Jordan in Atlanta.
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‘That hit home for me’: Atlanta reeling after spa shootings of Asian Americans