Washington: People from the Jewish, Muslim, and Indian American communities gathered on the steps of Tifereth Israel Synagogue in north-west Washington and stood in solidarity against rising hate crimes in the US.
"This is about having peace throughout all communities and religions and races," said Rochelle Berman, who was present at the event on Friday night.
The slogan "We Stand Together Against Hate" was held high above the crowd at the top of the synagogue's steps, reported WJLA news portal, an ABC Television affiliate.
"There should be no discrimination based on race, or gender or skin colour," said a woman.
"There are just a lot of challenges out there that basically unity is going to bring us all together," said another attendant.
Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla was shot dead while another Indian Alok Madasani was injured in Kansas last month in an apparent hate crime.
A 43-year-old Indian-origin store owner, Harnish Patel, was shot dead outside his home in Lancaster County, South Carolina earlier in March.
Also, there has been a rise in anti-Semitic threats and vandalism across the country, which included bomb threats at 90 Jewish community centres and the desecration of cemeteries in several US states last month.