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Hundreds gathered in Toronto's Dundas Square late Tuesday afternoon and blocked downtown's busiest intersection to loudly show their support for the Mi'kmaq of Nova Scotia whose lives and livelihoods have been endangered by anti-Indigenous racism.

Dancing Star, a Mi'kmaq member of the Bear Clan from near Antigonish, N.S. who now lives in Toronto, spoke to the crowd from her mobility device.

"It's terrorism that's happening all across Canada," she said, referencing the burning of a Mi'kmaq lobster yard, pipeline-related RCMP violence against the Wet'suwet'en in B.C., among other conflicts. "It's not just in my territory."

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Supporters of Mi'kmaq fishermen will flood Yonge and Dundas Square today at a rally planned by No More Silence and Rising Tide Toronto.

The rally will take place at 3:45 p.m. and, so far, about 500 people have RSVP'd as going to the event — with another 2,100 marked as interested.

Organizers hope that the event will be shared far and wide to attract as large a crowd as possible.

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