Long Beach Cambodian groups and city leaders hosted a vigil Friday evening where over 50 people mourned the victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Atlanta, Georgia, in which six of the eight victims were Asian.
In addition to the crime of genocide, each were declared guilty of murder, extermination, deportation, enslavement, imprisonment, torture, persecution on political, religious and racial grounds, and other inhumane acts.
A Cambodian American who has lived in Long Beach for over a decade was released early Tuesday from a Cambodian prison where he was held for over three years.
Ambassador William Heidt made his third trek to Long Beach this week since his tenure as ambassador began in September 2015, and this year’s visit was bolder than the last.
Long Beach’s Cambodia Town hosted a special guest with a special mission Monday when U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia William Todd visited the city in the hopes of fostering business relationships between American and Cambodian companies.