Jewish, Muslim and Indian American communities stand in solidarity against hate
WASHINGTON (ABC7) —
Friday night people from the Jewish, Muslim, and Indian American communities gathered on the steps of Tifereth Israel Synagogue in Northwest Washington.
They lit candles and stood in solidarity against hate crimes that have recently terrorized their groups.
“This is about having peace throughout all communities and religions and races,” said Rochelle Berman.
The slogan “We Stand Together Against Hate” was held high above the crowd at the top of the synagogue’s steps.
“There should be no discrimination based on race, or gender or skin color,” said Shruti Vhatnagar.
This year discrimination across the country has fueled vandalism, bomb threats and murders, such as Indian American Srinivas Kuchibholta who was shot and killed during a Kansas hate crime.
“There are just a lot of challenges out there that basically unity is going to bring us all together,” said Starleen Lewis.