Canadian protesters chanted”Stand around Trump!” Into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau since he joined thousands at an anti-racism rally Friday and took a knee along with protesters.
His appearance came a day after police shot and murdered an indigenous girl in a health check in southern Canada.
Demonstrations were held at other cities on Friday, such as Toronto, where tens of thousands walked downtown in protests triggered by the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, while in police custody in Minnesota.
Trudeau three occasions took a knee along with other protesters, a gesture used to protest against police brutality and the treatment of African-Americans by police. Subsequently, several individuals thanked Trudeau for kneeling.
Asked to comment on Trump’s thought of soldiers from protesters on Tuesday, the prime minister stopped for over 20 seconds until he said that Canadians were observing the USA with”terror and consternation.”
Trudeau didn’t talk at the rally Friday and abandoned as the protesters started a march to the US Embassy, close to the Parliament building.
“What has to occur is long term change,” explained Sisi Akhigbe, 24, who raised over C$9,000 online to supply snacks and beverages to the protesters at Ottawa. “We have been treated unfairly and we are exhausted.”