Photo Essay: The Faces of Black Lives Matter Toronto
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Photo Essay: The Faces of Black Lives Matter Toronto

An intimate look at the protesters outside of Toronto Police Headquarters.

Jordyn Samuels.

In a show of solidarity against anti-Black racism in the city, Black Lives Matter Toronto has spent more than 30 hours out in the cold.

The group initially pitched a tent city Sunday night at Nathan Phillips Square to protest the decision not to charge the officer who fatally shot Andrew Loku last July. They later moved to Toronto Police Headquarters, where their tents, tarps, and food were seized by officers. Still, the protesters remain peaceful, their occupation of the sidewalk out front symbolic of their desire for change.

Torontoist visited the site of protest to meet the faces of Black Lives Matter Toronto.

Adabu Jefwa.

Cha-nese Zerafa Ila.

Savannah Clarke.

Chrys Saget-Richard.

Sheniqwa Phillip.

Dre Ngozi.

Cassandra Thompson.

Keval aka Kevorah.


Organizers Kike (left), Yursa Khogali.

Davyn Calfchild.

Amber Williams-King (left), Yasmin Mumed.

Naomi M.


5 Responses

  1. Greg Renouf says:

    I nearly wet my pants laughing at the picture of Davin Calfchild as a “face” of Black Lives Matter. This is the guy who yells out “you probably did that to your own people in Africa” to a black cop and who marches around with a Confederate flag- doh!