Families of victims protest police brutality at rally in downtown Ottawa

A woman wearing a white winter coat, grey toque, and black boots speaks to an outdoor crowd through a microphone.
Nhora Aust, pictured above, spoke about her son, Anthony Aust, at a rally in front of Ottawa Police Headquarters on Tuesday. Photo by Meara Belanger.
Meara Belanger - - OttawaON | 16-03-2022
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On Tuesday, the families of people killed by police gathered with supporters at Ottawa Police Headquarters to protest for the International Day Against Police Brutality.

The mothers of Anthony Aust and Regis Korchinski-Paquet, two young Black people both killed by police in 2020,  gathered with a crowd of around fifty supporters at 474 Elgin St. on Tuesday evening.

 Aust, 23, died after falling 12-storeys while allegedly fleeing from Ottawa police during a no-knock raid in Oct. 2020, while Korchinski-Paquet, 29, fell from the 24th floor balcony of her Toronto home while police were responding to a domestic abuse call. In both cases, police were cleared of any wrongdoing by the SIU.

The brother of Abdirahman Abdi, a 37-year-old Somali-Canadian man who was killed by Ottawa Police in 2016, was also present and spoke at the rally.

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