March against anti-Black racism happening this weekend in Brampton

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A march to raise awareness of and combat anti-Black racism at Chinguacousy Park has been planned for Brampton. 

The peaceful demonstration--scheduled for Saturday, June 13--will be a protest against anti-Black racism where attendees will demand fundamental changes to policing and other structures in Canadian society that discriminate against non-white people.

Demonstrations are being held around the world in response to the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis. The marches and protests are also working to draw attention to and fight systemic discrimination against Black, Indigenous and other racialized people around the world. 

The march will begin at Chinguacousy Park and run from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm. 

Anti-racism is a life-long commitment. A black square on Tuesday or a few posts on Instagram are not enough. We have to show up for Black folks over and over, especially right now where so many young Black folks are taking the lead to organize these actions!” said the Instagram post promoting the march.

We’re especially calling on the many, many South Asians in Peel -- as a group that is touted as the “model minority” at the expense of Black and Indigenous people -- to show up for Black folks in our communities facing police violence.”

There will also be another March for Justice in Brampton on Wednesday, June 17 at 4:30 pm, which will take place at A. Grenville and William Davis Courthouse located at 7755 Hurontario St.

Photo credits: The Canadian Press

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