Anti-Black racism demonstrators urged to practise COVID-19 safety

A protester holds up a sign during a demonstration calling for justice in the death of George Floyd and victims of police brutality in Montreal, Sunday, May 31, 2020. Ottawa is holding a “No Peace Until Justice” march, from the U.S. Embassy up to Parliament Hill, on Friday. 
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Date of Publication: June 4, 2020

Source: CBC

Organizers with the anti-Black racism march, “No Peace Until Justice” in Ottawa, posted advice for people on Facebook regarding COVID-19, including making sure they don’t attend the demonstrations if they have a cough, sore throat or other signs of respiratory illness. Gloria Mavambu Rabson, a volunteer with the march, said “I’m making sure I don’t have any of the symptoms listed, because I don’t want to harm anyone else.” Organizers will also be distributing masks, water, and snacks on the day of the march. Organizers of the “No Peace Until Justice” march say the goal of the march is to bring together activists, organizations, and allies to speak about police brutality and racism that occur here at home. The associate medical officer of health with Ottawa Public Health, Brent Moloughney, said that “Racism is a public health issue and Ottawa is not immune.”

Read the full article here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-public-health-protest-safety-1.5597216

Summary by: Manjot Sunner