BLAC Statement on Protests of Statues

BLAC has written a statement on the recent protests of statues in Toronto and around the world.

“The ugly truth is that Canada was built on racism and discrimination… It is this history and its current manifestations of violence, exclusion and “othering” that should be the concern of the state, including the police. Instead, over the weekend, the police in Toronto chose to arrest and charge three protestors. The police could have exercised their discretion not to arrest. They did not. These arrests demonstrate that the state is committed to protecting these symbols of white supremacy and racism over protecting the lives of Black and Indigenous communities and those who fight with us.”

Read the full statement here.