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Black, Indigenous demonstrators continue occupation protest in Ottawa –

November 20, 2020

A day of action for Anishinabeg and Black Lives has stretched into its second day Friday as demonstrators camped out overnight in a downtown Ottawa intersection.

Protesters are set up with tents and signs in the normally busy intersection of Laurier Avenue and Nicholas Street.

Drivers have been advised to avoid the area.

Among the protesters’ demands are a freeze on the Ottawa Police Services budget, an end to police use of the controversial dynamic entry tactic and the removal of officers from contested Indigenous land.

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