A rally and vigil to honour black, trans, and queer lives are planned for the downtown this Sunday. The Montreal vigil is hosted by the Black Indigenous Harm Reduction Alliance, Justice for Victims of Police Killings, Healing Justice Montréal, and Rest2Resist. The groups invite all Montrealers to the corner of boulevard de Maisonneuve and rue Saint-Urbain at 5 p.m. on June 14.\nUPDATE: This event was cancelled and replaced with an event called "Stonewall X BLM" taking place on June 28.\nWith performances by black, trans, and queer artists, the vigil is to reflect on issues and remember the victims and survivors of systemic racism and police brutality in Montreal and across the continent.\n"Bring candles to be lit at dusk. Bring your banners, signs, and placards," the organizers wrote on Facebook.\n"Bring your broken hearts and longing for justice. Bring all your love and rage. Come pray with us. Come meditate with us. Come ready to fight by our side."\n15 days ago, a Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee to George Floyd's neck, killing him. Floyd's death kicked off a worldwide surge of demonstrations against systemic racism and police brutality, calling attention to just how insidious these issues are.\nA few days after Floyd's killing, Tallahassee police shot and killed Tony McDade, a black trans man.\n"Cops, Covid-19, Systemic Racism & Transphobia Kill. And we're going to make sure that BLACK TRANS & QUEER LIVES MATTER," the vigil's organizers wrote in the event description.\nThis Sunday's vigil marks the third week in a row that Montrealers have assembled to protest systemic racism and police brutality.\nBlack Trans & Queer Lives Matter.\nCops, Covid-19, Systemic Anti-Black racism & Transphobia Kill. \n\n�5PM Sunday JUNE 14...Posted by Black Indigenous Harm Reduction Alliance on Monday, June 8, 2020\nThe protest on June 7 drew huge crowds and remained peaceful throughout the day. Thousands of people participated.\nMontreal's first protest turned sour when police began firing tear gas into the crowd. Some looting also occurred.\nREAD ALSO: Photos & Video Show The Huge Crowds That Marched Against Police Brutality In Montreal\nThough Premier Legault claims that there's "no systemic discrimination" in Quebec, experts argue that the premier's remarks are misguided.\n"Legault doesn't understand because he said he doesn't accept that people are racist," said Maria-Livia Beaugé, an organizer at Hoodstock.\nManifestation pacifique anti-racisme - Montréal 31 mai 2020English will follow:\n\nAlors que certains médias se donnent un malin plaisir à déformer notre belle et pacifique manifestation, nous ne nous laissons pas dérouter du vrai but de ce rassemblement! \n\nNous voulons vivre dans une société antiraciste! Nous n'allons en aucun cas abandonner tant et aussi longtemps que les mesures ne sont pas prises! Nous sommes solidaires, nous n'accepterons plus aucun traitement abusif de la part des policiers et nous n'accepterons plus l'inaction du gouvernement! Dimanche dernier nous étions 50 000 québécois.e.s a marcher pour dénoncer le profilage racial, l!\n\nCe dimanche 7 juin, nous manifesterons pour la diversité de Montréal et pour déclarer ce que nous voulons et ferons comme action!! Soyez toutes et tous présent.e.s pour une autre manifestation pacifique organisé par la Ligue des noires nouvelles générations en collaboration avec plusieurs organismes dont Hoodstock! \n\n**Un remerciement spécial à @Nily Louis qui avec qui nous avons passé toute la nuit à monter ce magnifique vidéo!\n\nS’IL VOUS PLAIT, PARTAGEZ POUR NE LAISSEZ PERSONNE DÉROUTÉE DU VRAI BUT !!\n…..\n\nWhile some media take pleasure in distorting our beautiful and peaceful demonstration, we do not allow ourselves to be diverted from the real purpose of this rally!\n\nWe want to live in an anti-racist society! We will not give up under any circumstances as long as the meausures are not taken! We stand in solidarity, we will no longer accept any abusive treatment from the police and we will no longer accept the government's inaction!\n\nLast Sunday, 50 000 Quebecers walked to denounce racial profiling, police killing, systemic racism and discrimination!\n\nThis Sunday, June 7, we will demonstrate while celebrating Montreal's diversity. We will declare what we want as actions!! Be all present, yet again, for another peaceful demonstration organized by the New Generation Black League in collaboration with several organizations including Hoodstock! \n\n** A special thanks to @Nily Louis who spent a sleepless night with us to make this magnificent video!\n\nPLEASE SHARE AND FIX THE NARRATIVE !!Posted by Hoodstock on Wednesday, June 3, 2020\n"If you don't accept that people are racist, it's systemic racism."\nThe premier, however, acknowledged that the province should institute anti-racism policies and will do so in the coming weeks.\nNayla Ajami | MTL Blog\nThe vigil and rally are planned for Sunday, June 14 at 5 p.m. and will assemble on the corner of boulevard de Maisonneuve and rue Saint-Urbain, in front of SPVM police headquarters.