Last night thousands gathered in Kitchener to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. By all accounts, it was a peaceful protest and it appears most practiced physical distancing as much as possible. Several others protests are scheduled for this weekend, including Toronto and Niagara Falls.
By the way, the Black Lives Matter fundraiser for Waterloo region is currently at over $96,000 of their $100,000 goal. According to the Go Fund Me Page, The Black Community Solidarity Fund is a way that the local Waterloo Region community can provide support to meet some of the urgent needs being communicated by urban organizers in North America who have responded with direct action to the most recent incidents of anti-Black police brutality and violence. The Black Solidarity Community Fund is also a way for the local community to provide support to ongoing Black-led anti-racist community care projects and organizations in the Waterloo Region.