A protester holding a placard that reads "love our people like u love our food" during an End the Violence Toward Asians rally in Washington Square Park, New York City. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, violence toward Asian Americans has increased at a much higher rate than previous years. The New York City Police Department (NYPD) reported a 1,900% increase in anti-Asian hate crimes in 2020. (Photo by Ron Adar / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)