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A Protest Against Police Brutality Is Planned For Montreal After Sheffield Matthews' Death

"It is another victim too many."
Staff Writer
A Protest Against Police Brutality Is Planned For Montreal After Sheffield Matthews' Death

Another protest against police brutality is planned in Montreal this weekend.

The protest is spurred by the recent death of Sheffield Matthews, who was killed by SPVM police officers in NDG on October 29.

Black Lives Matter Montreal and the Defund the Police Coalition are the protest organizers.

In the event description on Facebook, they state that Sheffield's death "[adds] to the long list of people in need of assistance, especially Black, Indigenous, and racialized folks, killed prematurely by the police."

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It is another victim too many.

Black Lives Matter Montreal & Defund the Police Coalition

Matthews' death has reignited conversations about systemic racism in the Montreal police department.

CDN-NDG borough Mayor Sue Montogomery has also spoken out, writing on Facebook that "the senseless killing of people of colour needs to end. Systemic racism is undeniable. It is present in the SPVM and in all facets of our society."

"What we need is long-awaited action on combatting racial and social profiling. We need to end discriminatory street checks that target racialized people."

The protest is planned for Saturday at 2 p.m. in Trenholme Park in NDG. The event description indicates that masks are mandatory and protestors must maintain two metres of distance between each other.

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