Rallies were held across western Washington over the last weekend, to remember John Huynh, who was killed in a recent Bothell stabbing, and also in an effort to end anti-Asian hate.
Huynh’s sisters, Linda and Binh, flew in from the East Coast to attend the rallies in Bothell on May 14 and in the Chinatown-International District (ID) on May 15.
At the ID rally, local artist Son Duong gifted the Huynh sisters with a portrait he painted of their brother.
“It was very emotional meeting them and to hear their stories about John,” he shared on Instagram.
The sisters spoke at the rally, along with the community and elected leaders. Together, they are pushing for a hate crime charge to be added to the second-degree murder charge that suspect Patrick Williams is facing.