On Saturday October 17, 2020 Nigerians in Canada joined the March against Police brutality, Injustice, Corruption and Bad Governance. Cities who participated include Toronto, Ottawa, Sudbury, Saint John’s, Winnipeg, Halifax, Calgary and others.
As the fight against Police brutality by Nigerian Police continues around the world, Nigerians in Canada were not left out.
In Toronto, the event was scheduled for Dundas Square. At 12pm local time, the March began from Dundas Square all the way to Toronto City Hall. At the City Hall, several activities took place including singing of the Nigerian national anthem, Taking the knee for all victims, Chanting solidarity songs and Speech by various groups. Later on, everyone marched back to Dundas Square. On the way the crowd was cheered by motorists and pedestrians and also coordinated by the Toronto City Police. There were several news organizations Including City News, CP24 amongst others.
Amongst the participants was Adodo Eddy Osaman. He had this to say: “Today’s march was not a carnival, but a group of serious minded Nigerians who have made up their mind to ensure their country gets the needed change it deserves. We also have Non-Nigerians who joined the March today. I saw several friends with Caribbean roots who also joined us. It’s been too long and we are all tired of Police brutality, injustice, bad governance, corruption and many more. This is just the beginning”.
Osaman also recounted his experience during his University days when his colleague Ibrahim Momodu was killed by a Police officer. He said: