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Black Lives Matter rally organized by Kelowna residents

A rally is scheduled for June 5.
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May 31, 2020 - 4:25 PM

The death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer pressed his knee on his neck until he stopped breathing, has set off protests and rallys across the globe and a group Kelowna residents want to make sure this city does not sit it out.

Kelowna's Lily Paolini is among a group of residents organizing a peaceful rally/protest for the Black Lives Matter movement June 5 at Stuart Park at noon. Paolini said the aim is to "spread awareness about police violence in black communities and also to shed some light and knowledge on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

"Please feel free to come down with posters and anything to show support to our brothers and sisters of colour. I will also personally be making posters of MMIW to spread awareness about the struggles of the indigenous women in our community alongside the unjust systematic oppression of people of colour, especially black men and women,"  Paolini said, in a notice for the event.

Across the globe protests have been held and they reached peak levels  major U.S. cities have imposed overnight curfews as protests intensify. The officer who held his knee to Floyd's neck as he begged for air was arrested Friday and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.


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