Questions raised about safety, organization of Ottawa anti-racism march planned for Friday

Questions raised about safety, organization of Ottawa anti-racism march planned for Friday

An upcoming Ottawa march in solidarity with civil unrest across the United States is spurring criticism from other anti-racism organizers and caution from public health officials.

A group called the No Peace until Justice Coalition (NPJC) is organizing a peaceful march starting at the U.S. Embassy and moving to Parliament Hill for Friday, June 5 at 3 p.m.

The event aims to show solidarity with protesters in the United States where the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn. has inspired demonstrations in numerous cities.

Floyd, an unarmed Black man, died in police custody after a white officer was filmed kneeling on his neck. On Wednesday, the charges against Derek Chauvin — the former officer filmed kneeling on Floyd — were upgraded to second-degree murder and three other former officers involved in the incident were also arrested.
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