This weekend in Toronto, thousands of people took to the streets to protest racism and police brutality, following the death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet. Activists and solidarity protestors in Toronto chanted and marched through the city, starting in Christie Pits Park. Many of the demonstrators carried seriously powerful signs.\nToronto was seriously busy on Saturday, May 30, as thousands of Canadians gathered in the streets to speak out against racism and police brutality, following Korchinski-Paquet's tragic death on May 27.\nKorchinski-Paquet died by falling from her 24th-floor balcony after police were called to her home. Her family allege that the 29-year-old was pushed by police officers. An investigation into what happened is ongoing.\nDemanding answers, Canadians from Toronto and beyond headed to Christie Pits Park on Saturday afternoon, armed with signs, banners and face coverings, as advised by the City.\nMany of the messages shared on the placards were extremely powerful, and spoke to racism and police-involved deaths both within Canada and across the world.\nSigns held messages such as, "Justice For Regis" and "Say Her Name."\nOne read, "Black Lives Matter. Please stop killing us."\nAnother asked, "Am I next?"\nFrom the #torontoprotest yesterday #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/i7ah34HSiR— RAC🍬 (@racquelll_) May 31, 2020\nThousands marched the streets of #Toronto today for #RegisKorchinskiPaquet and black lives everywhere #blacklivesmatter #notanotherblacklife #photojournalism #protests #COVID19 #photography pic.twitter.com/yeHIA8slRX— Hector Vasquez (@hectoravasquez) May 31, 2020\nPeaceful but powerful protest in Toronto today. We're luckier than a lot of cities- the police didn't decide to illegally attack our right to rally this time. There is still major work to be done in Canada and in TO to reform law enforcement #torontoprotest #JusticeForRegis pic.twitter.com/aCUA0dvGLO— Kiah BLM (@KiahMusokotwane) May 31, 2020\nsome of my favourite shots from today #torontoprotest #JusticeForRegis #BlacklivesMaters pic.twitter.com/5kZpolAJog— expeditiously (@hoyathacuun) May 31, 2020\nOne message addressed the issue of racism in the context of the current global pandemic, writing, “400+ years and still no vaccine for racism.”\nAnother sign quoted Desmond Tutu, reading, “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”\nAnother simply read, "No Justice, No Peace."\n— toronto’s #BlackLivesMatter peaceful protests in response to Regis Korchinski-Paquet’s murder. pic.twitter.com/hr375Ephq2— ً (@sgntsantiago) May 30, 2020\nNot Another Black Life protest in Toronto today pic.twitter.com/v3E4SJk3Vc— lynn (@canyonvault) May 30, 2020\nToronto’s peaceful rally comes as protests in the U.S. are becoming increasingly violent, as activists respond to the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed when a police officer knelt on his neck.\nFloyd was caught on video saying, “I can’t breathe,” three words that were seen repeatedly across signs this weekend.\nCanadian demonstrators made a number of references to the ongoing situation in the States, carrying signs saying, "Canada you are not innocent" and "That's not a chip on my shoulder, that's your knee on my neck."\nOne protestor had drawn a picture of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, adding the message, "THEY SHOULD BE ALIVE."\nIn summary, you’re either anti-black or anti-racism. There’s no in between. Don’t be a bystander, don’t say it’s not a Canadian problem, don’t worry about the looting, worry about the black lives. If you’re not outraged then you don’t care. #JusticeForRegis #torontoprotest pic.twitter.com/C581094zl1— nesquik (@_simsimmma) May 31, 2020\n#torontoprotest today ended at police headquarters instead of queens park as originally planned. wasn't sure why, then saw it was due to reports white supremacists were meeting where we were supposed to. Canada is not an exception. #JusticeForRegis #SayHerName #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/nbthyCETmX— ash (@ashleydeolive) May 31, 2020\nA couple of signs from the #torontoprotest today. I’m so proud of everyone who came out to rep and support black lives. It was beautiful and emotional to see the unity pic.twitter.com/MpGAghEIo0— 𝒯 (@_TATYANAFISHER) May 31, 2020\ntoday's protest in Toronto cont'd pic.twitter.com/ICtqJw1KIv— Sophia (@sophiaylenia) May 30, 2020\nOver the weekend, similar solidarity protests took place in Montreal, as activists demanded justice for "George Floyd & ALL victims of police racism."