Saturday, November 29, 2014

White Protestors Told To Remain Unseen During Michael Brown Vigil In Toronto

Nov. 28, 2014

Organizers for a Michael Brown vigil held in Toronto instructed white protestors to “refrain from taking up space in all ways possible” and “never be at the center of anything.” Rules set for white protestors were a whole different set from those that people of color were given, Opposing Views reports.

Those arranging the protest Tuesday told “non black allies” to keep hidden from cameras and the media at the Tuesday vigil — an event created by a group called “Black Lives Matter.”

The Daily Mail posted a notice of the rules white protestors received before the demonstration.


While we appreciate the solidarity shown by White and Non-Black POC, want to remind folks of some things:

-Please refrain from taking up space in all ways possible. Remember that you are there in support of black folks, so should never be at the center of anything

-Refrain from speaking to the media. Black voices are crucial to this

-Stand behind black folks or between us and the police

-If you see a cop harassing a black person, come in and engage. (chances are they are least likely to arrest you)


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