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PSA: #JusticeForRegis, Saturday May 30, Halifax

When: Saturday, May 30 @ 3pm

Where: Victoria Park (opposite Public Gardens), Halifax / K’jipuktuk

Community members in Halifax are gathering to demand justice for Regis Korchinski-Paquet and all Black lives. Korchinski-Paquet, a 29 year old Afro-Indigenous woman, died on May 27th after Toronto police were called to her apartment. Just two days earlier, George Floyd – a 46 year old Black man – died at the hands of police in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Justice for Regis solidarity actions are taking place throughout the country. In Halifax, the rally is being organized by the Justice for Regis Nova Scotia Coalition.

Organizers of the event have shared these physical distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  1. Please wear a mask and bring hand sanitizer if you have some. 
  2. Please carefully consider attendance if you are at risk for COVID-19.
  3. Please be careful to physically distance from others (2 metres/6 feet) when you are entering the park.
  4. Stay 2 metres (6 feet) apart from people you don’t live with or who aren’t in your family household bubble. Travel to the protest in small groups.
  5. We will have marshalls on site for assistance.

Please stay home if you have any of the following: Fever (i.e. chills, sweats), Cough or worsening of a previous cough, Sore throat, Headache, Shortness of breath, Muscle aches, Sneezing, Nasal Congestion/runny nose, Hoarse voice, Diarrhea, Unusual fatigue, Loss of sense of smell or taste, Red, purple or blueish lesions, on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause.

As an alternative, you can show solidarity online. 



  1. I am so ashamed, and humiliated to be white when this damm shit keeps happening! This is why if I see it, know it, feel it or think it! I will stand with you and all individuals to fight this human injustice of being a “TARGET” because of the colour of your skin! Dammmm world wake to F_ _ _ K up! Stand up and do something every day. This must end! Those that are not with me! Delete me because you are not my friend.

  2. Such a beautiful words to be written..this is such a sad world much hatred..and i dont understand why they hate us so bad..what did we do .

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