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Anti-racism protests planned in Canada this weekend

Anti-racism protests planned in Canada this weekend

Anti-racism protests have swept across North America, with more slated for this coming weekend in Canada.

In response to the killing of George Floyd, an unnarmed Black man who was killed by Minnesota police officers last week, more than 400 protests took place in the U.S., with every single state holding its own

Up north in Canada, the death of 29-year-old Toronto woman Regis Korchinski-Paquet has sparked a similar wave of rallies calling for an end to anti-Black racism and police violence against Black and Indigenous communities. 

Thousands have been hitting the streets in cities all over Canada for peaceful protests in support of Black Lives Matter (though things got ugly at the Montreal event) for the last week. 

According to social media, several more are in the works for this weekend Canada-wide, though keep in mind some of these are pending. 

Toronto 

I Can't Breathe Toronto March

Taking place Friday June 5 at 12:30 p.m, this march starts at Bloor-Yonge subway and heads south.

Black Lives Matter Toronto

This peaceful protest "against the deaths of unarmed Black people at the hands of police officers" is not actually organized by Black Lives Matter. The rally will begin Saturday at 2 p.m. in Trinity Bellwoods and end outside Queen's Park. 

Vancouver

Vancouver Protest

This peaceful protest takes place on Friday June 5 at 4 p.m. starting at The Olympic Cauldron.

Jack Poole Plaza

The same organizer of Sunday's protest at the Vancouver Art Gallery is running another one this Friday at the Olympic Cauldron starting at 4 p.m.

Montreal


Place Emilie-Gamelin

Multiple organizations have come together to plan this event, including the Black Rose Alliance, Fondation Busta John, and Affirmation de la Femme Afro. Meet at the park at on Sunday at 10 a.m. 

Assemblée Nationale du Québec

Wear white and bring your masks to this march taking place on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Calgary

Black Lives Matter Vigil

This Saturday, remember and honour of all the Black lives lost of police brutality outside of City Hall starting at 4 p.m.

Guelph


Guelph Solidarity Protest to Support Black Lives Matter

Guelph Black Heritage Society has organized a peaceful march against police brutality, institutionalized racism and hatred. It takes places this Saturday at 2 p.m. at Guelph City Hall. There will be masks, PPE, and first-aid available on site. 

Ottawa


No Peace Until Justice Ottawa

The organization is holding a peaceful march of solidarity against police brutality Friday Jyune 5, taking place at Parliament Hill at 3 p.m.

Niagara Falls


Justice 4 Black Lives

Demonstrators are being asked to wear black and gather along the intersection of Victoria Avenue and Highway 420 from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday. There's no Facebook group, but you can e-mail sherridarlene@gmail.com for more information. 

Thunder Bay


Black Lives Matter Protest

Head to Waverly Park on Friday at 3 p.m. for a peaceful protest in support of the BLM movement. 

Kelowna


Kelowna for BLM

A peaceful rally is being held at the Stuar Park Ice Rink this Friday at 5 p.m. Donations will go towards the George Floyd Memorial fund and the BLM movement, and a candlelight vigil will be held at 8 p.m. for all Black folks who have suffered at the hands of police brutality. 

Winnipeg


Justice 4 Black Lives Winnipeg

This organization of community members is holding a peaceful protest Friday. They will be releasing more info about the rally on the day of via Instagram. 

Edmonton


A Fight For Equity

Rallyers are meeting at the Alberta Legislature this Friday at 6:30 p.m. and staying there until 8 p.m. in support of Black Lives Matter.

Regina


Black Lives Matter Rally

There will be a peacefull rally at the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan starting at 1 p.m. this Sunday. 


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