Black Lives Matter KW Solidarity March

A huge crowd of people with their fists-raised are kneeling in the street in Kitchener during the Black Lives Matter protest. In the foreground signs reading
Demonstrators kneel in the streets in Kitchener during a Black Lives Matter Protest. Photo: Ivan Angelovski
Dan Kellar - CKMS - KitchenerON | 06-06-2020

Host: Ivan Angelovski

On June 3rd 2020, 11,000 people gathered in Kitchener for the KW Solidarity March for Black Lives Matter. Demonstrators demanded justice for for Regis Korchinski-Paquet, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade, and so many other Black and Indigenous people killed by police in Canada, the US, and around the world. The demonstrators also demanded a defunding of the regional police force and an end to police officers in schools and “community policing” programs.

A close up of the front line of a huge crowd of people with their fists-raised are kneeling in the street in Kitchener during the Black Lives Matter protest. In the foreground signs reading "I can't breath" and Black Lives Matter.

Demonstrators kneel in the streets in Kitchener during a Black Lives Matter Protest. Photo: Ivan Angelovski

 

In this episode, you’ll hear the voices of Black people who marched, speaking about being Black in Canada.

You’ll also hear from, Selam Debs, Funke Oba from African Canadian Association, Fanis Juma, from Black Lives Matter KW, Laura Mae Lindo, MPP for Kitchener Center, Lannois Carrol-Woolery of The Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region and Ruth Cameron from The AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area, who spoke at the rally.

The front lines of a huge Black Lives Matter  march in Kitchener. Signs reading "No Justice No Peace", "Black Lives Matter", "ACAB", and "Enough is Enough"

Demonstrators marching in the streets in Kitchener during a Black Lives Matter Protest. Photo: Ivan Angelovski

 

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