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Thursday, July 14, 2016

(Photos) No Justice No Peace Vigil - Ottawa 07.11.16

This past Monday, organizers brought together a few hundred people to hold a vigil for the victims of police violence and anti blackness at the US Embassy.

The vigil itself was moving, first starting with the acknowledgement of stolen land feature First Nation speakers and throat singers.  Multiple black speakers then explored themes of self care, mental health within the black community, Canadian victims of police brutality, tensions between the black community and with police officers, and sometimes we just sang.  You don't realize how much you need to scream BLACK LIVES MATTER with a crowd of hundreds until you're really doing it.  It helps.

I'm so happy so many people decided to come, actively show their support, bring signs, and generally just be there.  Anti blackness and police brutality are things that need to be discussed, we cant just ignore it because it may not have immediately touched us yet.  It will though.
















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