On Friday, thousands of people descended on the streets of Ottawa in support of abolishing anti-black racism.
- Estimates put the number of protesters in Ottawa today between 7,000-10,000
- The protesters were joined by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who took a knee while at the event, a symbolic gesture begun by former NFL player Colin Kaepernick, which has been seen frequently in the recent protests.
- The protest is one of multiple events happening in Canada today. Gatherings in Toronto, Regina, and Edmonton are taking place Friday, with other rallies like the one in Calgary taking place earlier this week.
- Supporters are being cautioned to attend officially organized events, and not ones organized by groups that are intending to only loot and riot.