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Spotted: Black Lives Matter Confronts Mayor John Tory

Group lambastes mayor for carding at Black History Month reception.

Photo courtesy of Black Lives Matter Toronto's Twitter

Photo courtesy of Black Lives Matter Toronto.

WHAT: The Toronto chapter of Black Lives Matter crashed the mayor’s Black History Month reception at City Hall, armed with placards, to protest what they say is hypocrisy within the municipal government. “I’m tired of largely white politicians using Black History Month as a way to pat themselves on the back,” Pascale Diverlus, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto, said in a statement. “How dare you ignore scores of community telling you to end the anti-Black practice of carding, and then claim to support us through a toothless, one-hour ceremony? It’s offensive.” According to the Toronto Star, Tory rebutted, claiming that “carding…is not happening right now” before walking away.

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