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SF 49ers, SJ Sharks join protesters against anti-Asian hate

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The San Francisco 49ers and San Jose Shark announced Saturday that each team would donate $10,000 to Stop AAPI Hate, a hate incident reporting site.

The teams made the announcement during a rally against anti-Asian violence and harassment in San Jose attended by 200 people, reports the Mercury News.

“This must stop,” said 49ers President Al Guido to the protesters, reported ABC7 News.

California Assemblymember Evan Lowe (D-Campbell) and San Jose City Councilmember Pam Foley organized the event.

“It’s about making sure there’s visibility on this issue,” said Low, according to the Mercury News.

“Now is the time for non-Asian allies to stand up in solidarity with our Asian and Pacific Islander neighbors,” Foley added.

Others involved in the protest included mayors of San Jose, Saratoga, Mountain View and Sunnyvale, as well as several Santa Clara County supervisors, several San Jose councilmembers and the police chiefs from San Jose, Mountain View, Monte Sereno and Sunnyvale.

“We need to help our communities heal, those that are feeling afraid because they can’t go out by themselves,” said Sarita Kohli, with Asian Americans for Community Involvement.

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