Off the Hour / Nov. 26, 5-6pm / #BlackLivesMatter at #McGill


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Featured on today’s program:

-Last night, a vigil and speak-out was held on the McGill campus to respond to the ongoing events in Ferguson, Missouri. On Monday night, a grand jury announced that they will not press charges against Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed unarmed Black youth Michael Brown last August. Around 500 people came out to last night’s vigil at McGill. We’ll hear some of the speeches and sounds.

-This past Friday November 21 was the annual Take Back the Night march hosted by Concordia Center for Gender Advocacy as part of their ‹A Safer Concordia› campaign. The march from Guy Concordia to McGill campus opposes gendered and sexual violence and promotes safe public spaces.

-Last Saturday, hundreds of Montrealers took to the streets downtown to protest against militarism and austerity. The demonstration was organized by Tadamon and the Solidarity Committee Against Austerity. It was held in the lead up to another mass demonstration against austerity, which will happen this Saturday, November 29 at 1pm at Place du Canada, corner of Peel and Rene-Levesque. This report was produced for the news collective by Tiffany Lam.

-Finally, we bring you a story looking at street art and censorship at the hands of the Montreal police. CKUT’s Aaron Lakoff spoke with Brian, a local muralist who’s portrait of Marc Parent, the Montreal Chief of Police, was censored and painted over by the SPVM.

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