#Justice4BlackLives Niagara Falls rally attracts thousands
Thousands of people gathered on Victoria Avenue in Niagara Falls for the #Justice4BlackLives rally.
The rally was held in solidarity with the Black community following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis by police.
The rally included just over 8 minutes of silence, the length of time former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin held his knee on Floyd's neck, killing him.
Niagara Regional Police Chief Bryan MacCulloch joined the rally to support the cause.
Local Mayors and MPs also attended the rally.
WE walked, WE talked & WE knelt.— Chief Bryan MacCulloch (@ChiefMacCulloch) June 6, 2020
Proud @NiagRegPolice is willing to be #PartoftheSolution & committed to change.
Today was a peaceful display of solidarity and unity.
WE hear you, WE are with you.
Kudos to our community for coming together to have their voices heard! pic.twitter.com/SUYjcJgKAe
TY to the organizers of the protest for #JusticeForBlackLives in @NiagaraFalls today. It was an amazing experience. So many people - of all walks - came out to support our black community. We will harness this power to force real change in our community. @KithioM @jimdiodati pic.twitter.com/akg1P9XUvS— Walter Sendzik (@WSendzik) June 6, 2020
Today an incredible amount of residents came out to support #JusticeForBlackLives.— Chris Bittle (@Chris_Bittle) June 6, 2020
I attended as an ally, and importantly, as a listener. I promise to listen to those who experience the injustice of systemic racism, amplify their voices and use my platform for change. pic.twitter.com/7ZfLbP9NAQ
#Justice4BlackLives— Karl Dockstader (@KarlDockstader) June 6, 2020
Fed up with police violence, systemic discrimination, and racism against Black people, thousands marched in the scorching heat. Chants of "I can't breathe" and "Black lives matter" could be heard ringing across the entire gorge. Now is the time for change. pic.twitter.com/CAquzCuN7h