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Solidarity March, June 4th 2020

On June 4th, an estimated 7,000 to 10,000 people marched in Burlington in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests then happening across the US. It was an astonishing and unexpected display for a city not known for mass activism, overwhelmingly made by younger Burlingtonians. This week Joel and Roland speak to Isabella Mallon and Korede Balogan, two of the organizers of the event, about their motivations and expectations for the event, and their plans and hopes for building on their success in the months and years ahead. In other 905 news, Roland and Joel discuss the cancellation of Hamilton’sContinue Reading

Solidarity March, June 4th 2020

Estimates suggest nearly 10,000 people marched in Burlington on June 4th. When I reached New Street, the start of the march had already passed out of sight to my left on its way towards City Hall. To my right I could see a solid mass of people coming towards me for as far as the eye could see, far beyond Guelph Line towards Walkers. I felt like checking the GPS on my phone. Was I really still in Burlington? When I walked back along New Street an hour later, the stream of people was still coming, finally starting to dwindle,Continue Reading