Statement Concerning the June 5, No Peace Until Justice March: The Justice for Abdirahman Coalition (JFA) would like to clarify that the event being organized by, “No Peace Until Justice” (NPUJ) group taking place this Friday June 5 in Ottawa, is an action not planned or organized by JFA.
We applaud the NPUJ March organizers for their initiative to create a peaceful space for people during this time of pain and frustration.
While we may not agree with NPUJ organizer’s full platform or demands, we feel strongly that there is a need for the Black community along the wider public to mark this moment in history. We are living in a pivotal moment where millions across the globe are embarking on a conscious journey and realization that anti-black racism is real in Canada, police brutality happens in Canada and systemic racism exists in Canada.
For this reason, the Justice for Abdirahman Coalition will be in attendance at Friday’s March in order to express outrage and heartbreak on the tragic death of George Floyd and all those that came before him.
We will be there to demand Justice for Abdirahman Abdi and we hope you join us.