The No Peace Until Justice march has been moved to Parliament Hill from the US Embassy because of safety concerns of Black Ottawans in that location.
For their part, the Embassy will be dimming their lights starting tonight for nine days in recognition of the nine minutes a Minneapolis Police officer had his knee on George Lloyd‘s neck.
The organizers have also advised some rules on demonstrating during a pandemic.
What about the no-more-than-five-people-gathering rule? It won't be enforced.
Ottawa's general manager of emergency and protective services Anthony Di Monte told the Citizen, "There’s a balance. We live in a democracy, people are expressing themselves of difficult events we’re living right now across North America.”
As for the Ottawa Police Service, it issued a statement this morning, saying "You have a right to be heard. And we will support that right by ensuring your safety".
No Peace Until Justice march, Parliament Hill, 3pm
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Weather: 🌧️ Chance of showers. High of 30°.
⭕ There have been 1,985 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa, an increase of seven since yesterday, and 248 deaths, an increase of one.
⭕ The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute launches study on how the pandemic has affected Ottawa's homeless population. [Ottawa Citizen]
⭕ Resident dies of COVID-19 at Peter D Clark long-term care. This is the seventh resident to die in the City-run home. [Ottawa Matters]
WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️City beaches to open in early July
▪️Riverside South councillor says she'll deal with the coyotes herself
▪️City in court to destroy dog which killed a puppy in a park last month
▪️Mayor Jim Watson against reducing police budget
▪️Video surfaces of Ottawa cop pulling over three young black men, refusing to explain a reason for the stop, or give the men his name
▪️Whistleblower says Ottawa Police Officers in 'Cop Connect' get $500 kickback from towtruck drivers
▪️14 inmates went on a hunger strike at the Ottawa jail
👨👧👦 Father’s Day Gift Guide
Uptown Sox have just the footwear your Dad needs. Elevate his style and indulge his love of hot sauce with their Father’s Day Local Ottawa gift bundle. The box contains two pairs of really stunning socks plus sauces and spices. As a bonus, when you purchase the gift box, you’ll be entered into a draw to win a fine BBQ and some terrific accessories. $60. [Uptown Sox]
Do your eyes glaze over when Dad enthuses about his antique shaving brush collection? Show him that you’ve actually been listening, by giving him a new (old) piece for the collection. Murray’s Furniture & Flea Market in Carleton Place has an open bricks and mortar store but starting tomorrow Saturday June 6th will also offer curb side pickup for items ordered online. Just check out their Facebook page for current vendors and items, and visit the market for pickup. [Murray's Furniture & Flea Market]
🍜 🍻 Food + Beer News
4 Degrees Brewing in Smiths Falls is running an initiative to raise funds for We Support The Frontline. So, in addition to buying some fantastic beer (we love the sound of the South of 7 amber), a donation of $20 or more on your order will get you a sweet t-shirt, and you’ll be supporting the heroes on the front ine. All proceeds are used to purchase meals for frontline workers. [4 Degrees Brewing]
Heating up the Capital launches box of locally-made hot sauces. Apartment 613 has videos of the face of the reviewer of each sauce as they taste it. TL;DR Deadly Medley is the hottest. [Apt 613] [Heating Up The Capital]
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