Thousands of individuals joined together in solidarity in downtown Montreal on Sunday, June 7 to denounce police brutality and racism. A similar protest took place in Montreal a week before. We've gathered photos of some of the posters that people held up high during this Sunday's demonstration.\nThis week's event was hosted by six local organizations: Nous sommes la ligue des noirs nouvelle génération, Black Rose Alliance, Fondation Busta John, EBF Élegance Beauté Fierté, Affirmation de la Femme Afro/ Afimasyon Fanm Afro, and EvoluJeunes 19-30 ans.\nThe organizers asked that all people participating "bring [their] masks, hand sanitizer, white shirts and [their] water bottle."\nIt began at 10 a.m., starting at Place Emilie-Gamelin. The protestors later took to the streets of Montreal to march in solidarity with all victims of police brutality.\nThis movement has also recently led an online petition to make body cameras mandatory for all SPVM officers to circulate, which has already gathered over 48,000 signatures.\nAnd the posters seen at the protest speak loudly.\nHere are some photos of the protest that were sent to MTL Blog with permission to use.\nTo start off, here's a glimpse of what the protest on June 7 looked like.\nCourtesy of alexmelki | Instagram\nYou can also imagine just how many thousands of people showed up to this one.\nCourtesy of rowjayyy | Instagram\nApproximately 50,000 individuals had shown up to the solidarity demonstration the week before, on Sunday, May 31.\nThe poster below combines imagery from the murder of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin and NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling while the national anthem was sung at a preseason game in 2016.\nCourtesy of alexmelki | Instagram\n"This is why we kneel," it read.\nCourtesy of rowjayyy | Instagram\nAnother posted outlined the fact that human rights are what's being fought for during these protests.\nCourtesy of laura_ath | Instagram\nREAD ALSO: A Local Criminal Lawyer Speaks Out About The Realities Of Systemic Racism In Quebec\n"Nothing can be changed until it is faced," one poster read.\nCourtesy of ladolcekayla | Instagram\nIn this same vein, one sign said "reprogram Quebec."\nCourtesy of ladolcekayla | Instagram\nAlongside it, we see a poster that says "no justice, no peace," which protestors chanted throughout the demonstration.\nCourtesy of alexmelki | Instagram\nAnother posted needed no words at all, the person drew George Floyd's face instead.\nOne poster took note of the fact that such injustices exist elsewhere than just in the United States.\nCourtesy of ladolcekayla | Instagram\n"It's not just the U.S.," it read.\nAnd, since we all know that a photo speaks a thousand words, this shows just what the protest felt like. No posters were necessary for this one.\nCourtesy of Alex Melki\nIn it, you see someone holding up the Mohawk flag in front of a line of police officers — an example of true solidarity.\nThis article has been updated.