MEDIA ADVISORY - Black Lives Matter - Toronto to hold Nation-wide demonstrations for Abdirahman Abdi

TORONTO, Aug. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - Black Lives Matter - Toronto will hold a demonstration at the Special Investigations Unit Headquarters on the evening of Wednesday, August 24 to demand justice for Abdirahman Abdi. Abdirahman Abdi was killed by police officers Dave Weir and Daniel Montison in Ottawa on July 24.

What: Nation-Wide Demonstrations
Who: Black Lives Matter – Toronto
When: Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m. 
Where: SIU Headquarters, 5090 Commerce Boulevard

In addition to this demonstration, Black community ties  will join in the call for justice in cities across the country, including in Ottawa, Kitchener/Waterloo, Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, London, Hamilton, and Sudbury. 


Vancouver: Rally to be held by Black Lives Matter - Vancouver all day. 

Edmonton: Rally to be held by Black Lives Matter - Edmonton at 5:00 p.m. MDT at Centennial Plaza. 

Winnipeg: Rally to be held by Black Space Winnipeg at 6:00 p.m. CDT at 245 Smith St. 

Hamilton: Rally to be held by Black Lives Matter - Hamilton at 7:00 p.m. EST at the Attorney General Office (119 King St W)

Ottawa: Rally to be held at 7:00 p.m. EST at the Ottawa Police Services (474 Elgin St)

Kitchener/Waterloo: Rally to be held at 7:00 p.m. EST at the Kitchener City Hall (200 King St W)

Black Lives Matter-Toronto is the Toronto chapter of the ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter network, an international organization and movement fighting anti-Black racism and state-sanctioned violence.

SOURCE Black Lives Matter - Toronto

For further information: For inquiries, contact: Sandy Hudson at or 416-722-8842; Rodney Diverlus at or 647-456-8476; #JusticeForAbdirahman

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