Justin Trudeau kneels at Black Lives Matter demonstration in Hill Parliament

Justin Trudeau kneels at Black Lives Matter demonstration in Hill Parliament

Trudeau’s solidarity action comes after he declined to comment earlier in the day on whether to attend the protest. He also arrived at the Hill Parliament – home of the Canadian Parliament – wearing a black mask mask Friday afternoon and surrounded by security guards, according to CNN CTVnews subsidiary.

Trudeau did not speak at the event, although he did beat and shake with some of the other speakers, including at a time when a speaker claimed there was no average reason for racism. Elsewhere, he shouted “Amen” along with other protesters after a speaker discussed the promotion of love and justice.

Some in the crowd shouted for resistance to US President Donald Trump, CTVnews reported.

Although many celebrities are sincere in their support for the protesters in the United States, support from world leaders has been silenced, despite global protests with the slogan of Black Life.

On Monday, the Canadian leader stopped for almost 20 seconds when asked about the President, making him look uncomfortable before resigning from the question.
Friday’s protest was organized by No Peace to Justice as part of several protests against police brutality and systemic racism around the world following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

The crowd had a moment of silence for almost nine minutes – the time when former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chavvin kept his knee pressed against Floyd’s neck. During this silence, many also got a knee.

Trudeau united them.

The Ottawa Police Department told CTVnews in a statement that the march was peaceful. “We respect the rights of our residents and community members to speak out when they see injustice and we understand the deep pain and frustration of the community,” they said. “Our role is to provide a safe space for people to mourn and be heard.”

Ottawa Public Health asked those present to wash their hands, clean their belongings and put their clothes in the laundry, all to minimize the spread of corona.

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