Massive Toronto protest demands Justice for Regis

May 30 2020, 1:25 pm

Crowds of people donned face masks and gathered in Christie Pits Saturday to demand justice for a Toronto woman who fell to her death after police were called to her home this week.

Regis Korchinski-Paquet reportedly fell to her death out of the 24th floor of a High Park apartment. Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating the incident after her family raised questions about whether officers’ actions contributed to her death.

The protest was organized by Not Another Black Life, and some attendees estimated thousands of people showed. The high turnout is especially noteworthy because of the potential risks of large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

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The Toronto rally comes at the same time as protests over George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis erupt across the US.