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Justin Trudeau just took a knee at an anti-racism protest in Ottawa

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was spotted taking a knee at an anti-racism protest that took place today at Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Trudeau and Minister Ahmed Hussen were seen among the crowd of protesters that had gathered at the No Peace Until Justice Ottawa march, one of several nation-wide rallies happening in citites around the country today and over the weekend.

Wearing a black face covering, the Prime Minister kneeled alongside protesters speaking out against anti-Black racism and police brutality.

He could be seen stopping to listen along with protestors as he and his security detail made their way through the crowd.

Eariler this week the Prime Minsiter spoke about issues of racism in Canada and made headlines when he held a 21-second silence before responding to a question about President Donald Trump using tear gas to remove protesters and make way for a photo opp.

He also announced this week that he'll be launching an investigation into reports of police brutailty against Indigenous people.

Today's gesture of 'taking a knee' was meant to show support and solidarity with protestors demanding police reform after the death of George Floyd and many others.

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@birdsofafeathervictoria


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