Plus tard dans la journée, près de 500 personnes ont manifesté dans les rues d’Ottawa, à l’incitation de l’Association musulmane d’Ottawa. Read more.
Anti-capitalist group Solidarity Against Austerity dedicated their march to the Justice for Abdirahman Coalition. “We see racism and [attacks] on workers and various other types of oppression as very interconnected,” said organizer Dylan Penner. “We’re here in solidarity with the [Black and Somali communities].” Read more.
Along with traditional union chants and slogans, this year’s Labour Day parade through downtown Ottawa drew attention to calls for justice for Abdirahman Abdi — the Somali-Canadian man who died this summer following a confrontation with Ottawa police. Read more.