Anti Racism march in Sherbrooke this coming Sunday

Record Staff

Sherbrooke will be the site of its own anti-racism march this coming weekend. On Sunday, June 7, people are being invited to gather at 10 a.m. at the Place de la Gare near the Grand Times Hotel downtown for a march against police brutality and injustice directed specifically towards black communities.
The protest is one of many that have taken place in cities across North America over the last week in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, a 46-year old man, by police in Minneapolis Minnesota on May 25. Although some of these protests have included rioting, the overall tone and message of the demonstrations has been of calling for an end to systematic systems of racism and oppression that result in people of African descent or other visible minorities being treated with disproportionately higher levels of violence by police and other authority figures.
Organizers of the Sherbrooke march are reminding people who plan on coming that this walk is meant to be a peaceful demonstration and also reminding those coming to wear masks and maintain a two metre distance from those around them in order to respect physical distancing regulations.

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