Thousands of Canadians took to the streets of Toronto during the weekend to protest Donald Trump’s travel ban, which they described as promoting Islamophobia and white supremacy.
The crowd is reported to have marched down University Avenue before heading to Yonge-Dundas Square. The protesters invited numerous speakers who addressed the crowd along the way, emphasizing the importance of standing up to hatred.
One of the speakers, the co founder of Black Lives Matter, Yusra Khogali, went one step further to address Justin Trudeau’s call to pray for Quebec city after last week’s terrorist attack.
“Quebec city is a white supremacist colony” the speaker said, amid cheers from the crowd.
She responds to Justin Trudeau’s message following the ban, in which he said Canada would accept all those fleeing war and persecution. She says Trudeau’s message is manipulative, and conceals the history of racism Canada is founded on.
“When Justin Trudeau says that he is a liar,” she says, “he is a hypocrite, he is a white supremacist terrorist.”
“Trudeau is trying to conceal the racism and genocide of black people that this state is founded on. Do not be fooled by this liberal bullshit”
Watch the full speech below: