Media: Trudeau took a knee during a demonstration against racism
The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau took part in a demonstration against racism and police brutality, and along with its members got down on one knee in memory of the dead black George Floyd, the newspaper reports Globe and Mail.
The demonstration was held Friday in the center of Ottawa at the Parliament building. For some time to its participants joined Trudeau in a protective mask and with the rest of the demonstrators knelt down, with bowed heads, in memory of Floyd.
After thousands of protesters without the Prime Minister went on to March through the streets of the city. The newspaper reports that attendees should peacefully holding placards with slogans "Demilitarize the police", "Call them names".
The organizers of the demonstration asked the police to stay away and oppose all the broadcasts and videos from the event to ensure the participants ' safety, the newspaper notes.
A similar protest was held in Toronto, in it, according to the newspaper, took part more than thousand persons. They also came with posters "Hands up, don't shoot, Racism is also a pandemic."
From the end of may in many major U.S. cities held protests and unrest in connection with the death of an African-American George Floyd with the arrest by the police. One of the policemen, who for a few minutes he felt a knee in the neck of Floyd, charged with murder, three others of aiding and abetting the murder.