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Demonstration near Ottawa City Hall calls for end to racial injustice

The demonstration has been blocking traffic at the corner of Laurier Avenue and Nicholas Street since Thursday afternoon, with pop-up tents set up in the middle of the intersection.

A demonstration to call attention to racial injustice continues near Ottawa City Hall.

The Black Diaspora Coalition has been blocking traffic at the corner of Laurier Avenue and Nicholas Street since 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, with pop-up tents set up in the middle of the intersection. 

The protest is officially being called the 'A Day of Action for Anishinabeg and Black Lives.'

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Demonstrators have been chanting 'shame,' and at one point things became heated when a grey SUV pushed through the crowd of demonstrators. 

Nearby officers with the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) were called into intervene, but in a statement police said there were no reports of injuries or collisions. 

However, the Ottawa Black Diaspora Coalition tweeted that one of the volunteers was injured in the incident. 




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