Anti-Racism Protests Continue In Cities Across Canada
|The Huffington Post 06 Jun 2020 at 19:19|
TORONTO Hundreds of anti-racism demonstrators took their message to Torontos city hall and Ontarios legislature in a pair of protests Saturday, taking a knee in silence at points, amid events across Canada protesting violence against Black people.
The two Toronto rallies, marching to various areas of the city, are the latest in a series of protests following the release of a video showing a white Minneapolis police officer kneeling on the neck of a Black man, George Floyd, for nearly nine minutes.
Floyd fell still and died, the officers knee still on him.
Thousands of people protest at an anti-racism demonstration reflecting anger at the police killings of Black people in Toronto on Friday.
At one of two peaceful demonstrations in Toronto, cars honked in support as they passed the people kneeling outside of the Superior courthouse and the U.S. consulate, which are across the street from each other. They also kneeled outside of Toronto Police headquarters.
The protesters marched through main streets of downtown Toronto, with people holding signs saying Black lives matter, stop killing us and no justice, no peace.
Jay Smith, who attended the demonstration with his young son, said he wants to see police reform and more transparency as a result of the protests.
Its important for...my son to see that people support us in terms of justice, in terms of equality, to stop police brutality, said Smith, who added hes glad the protests are continuing from last week.