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I was watching a random guy on FB live the other night walking through Minneapolis over the course of an hour or so, from relative calm to the frontline of protests with police on a bridge. It was intense how much teargas and how many rubber bullets were being used by police, especially since the protests seemed relatively peaceful (apart from building some barricades).
Heartening to see so many people out there each night. I hope the marches continue. I know there's a lot of unemployment out there these days, so could be a really great opportunity for some camaraderie to develop and strengthen the movement.
There is also structural discrimination up here in Canada that disproportionately affects Indigenous and Black people; but politicians seem to have an easy time pointing at the US and suggesting that things aren't that bad here. But then, this was the solidarity march for BLM in my small Canadian city a couple off days ago: https://www.facebook.com/kyle.neverfailes/videos/10158203680302226/ - 20k on the ground and another 4k online.
William Greaves made this short about Alice Coltrane and her family in the wake of John's passing.