Today, we, Black Lives Matter Montreal and Black Lives Toronto marched united and strong in the streets of Montreal to denounce systemic racism in Quebec. We took over and shut down the Montreal Jazz Festival to remind everyone that Jazz is Black, that you cannot consume our music yet kill us, that we will not accept injustice, that we stand high and proud, that we will not accept being killed because of our magic melanin. Black people are here and we will organize and protest for justice because we want our brothers, our sisters and our children to LIVE in dignity.
I am so proud to be surrounded by an amazing team that will not comply to our racist state and its police brutality.
We mourn and will never forget our brother Pierre Coriolan, who was innocent, in psychological distress and yet was murdered by the police. Our lives are invaluable and we are tired ! Pierre Coriolan, say his name ! Rest in Power ✊🏾 #montreal #racism #blacklivesmatter #blacktranslivesmatter #resist #protest #policebrutality #melanin #melaninmagic #stopkillingus #dontshoot #resilience #fuckthepolice #disarmthepolice