Demonstrators camped out at intersection of Laurier Avenue intersection


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The coalition had referred to as a day of motion for Anishinabeg and Black lives beginning Thursday afternoon at metropolis corridor.

Justice for Abdirahman had mentioned that it was “outraged, however not shocked” at information earlier this week that the Crown would not appeal the acquittal of an Ottawa police officer on prices together with manslaughter within the deadly arrest of Abdirahman Abdi.

The town’s visitors centre warned of a number of highway closures together with Laurier Avenue between Cumberland and Nicholas streets, Nicholas Avenue between Freeway 417 and Daly Avenue.

The Freeway 417 eastbound and westbound off ramps at Nicholas Avenue and Mann Avenue had been additionally closed.

Law enforcement officials had been directing visitors.

There had been a tense confrontation Thursday afternoon when the motive force of an SUV continued via the gang of demonstrators.