Ontarians are taking to the streets in protest this week. More cities are joining the movement against anti-black racism and police brutality. Kingston, Oakville and Barrie are among those hosting their own peaceful protests in Ontario, and by the looks of it, more are to come.
A demonstration was held in Toronto last weekend in honour of 29-year-old Regis Korchinski-Paquet and "black lives that were taken at the hands of police," according to the event's description.
The #JusticeForRegis protest gathered thousands of supporters who took to Christie Pits Park and surrounding streets.
Other cities in the province are holding protests of their own, along with Canadian provinces, U.S. states and countries all over the world.
A rally in Kingston, Ontario took place on June 2, to which large crowds of protestors showed up in solidarity.
Wonderful show of solidarity in #ygk tonight in support of #BlackLivesMatter. I shared some photos here:… https://t.co/eupwMsPBy1— ☁️ (@☁️) 1591151590.0
In Kingston, protestors held signs that read "Not Another Black Life" and "Silence = Consent."
Kitchener saw massive crowds gather together in the city's streets on June 3. Those who chose not to attend in person were able to join the movement online.
On June 4, both Barrie and Oakville had peaceful gatherings of their own. One Twitter user praised Oakville's "expertly organized and well-attended" event.
peaceful protest in Oakville Ontario today❤️ #blacklifematters https://t.co/76IRaFW5rp— payton parker (@payton parker) 1591305733.0
Great job to those who quickly, expertly organized the well-attended #BlackLivesMatter march in #Oakville this afte… https://t.co/nHTKAepu7S— Marc Reyer Grant 😷 (@Marc Reyer Grant 😷) 1591302677.0
If you received a ticket / fine by Town of Oakville bylaw in regards to Emergency Management Act. Don’t pay it. Fig… https://t.co/rkG1IVDBBR— Elijah the Prophet (@Elijah the Prophet) 1591301666.0
Although the crowds didn't compare to that of May 31 in Toronto, protestors and allies are still choosing to stand together against injustice.
Amazing turnout at the Barrie protest. Proud to add our voices. #blacklivesmattercanada https://t.co/R37w0eIojF— Matt Bradford (@Matt Bradford) 1591305700.0
A crowd has gathered at Barrie City Hall in advance of the 5 p.m. start of a protest demanding justice for George F… https://t.co/3eG90MDV3R— Barrie 360 (@Barrie 360) 1591303907.0
According to event plans announced on social media, another protest is set to make its way through downtown Toronto on Friday, June 5.
Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders has said that he has been and will continue to be in attendance at each of these protests.