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Black Lives matter march held in The Pas; OCN

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The riots in the United States have brought a great deal of attention to the inequalities suffered by the black community, but those sufferings aren’t limited to the USA.
That was part of the motivation to hold a Black Lives Matter march in The Pas and Opaskwayak Cree Nation last week. The march brought out an estimated 200 people, according to one organizer, Wusko Dumas.
Dumas, 15, and her brother Kai Ward, 17, were two of the main organizers of the march. Dumas stated the number of people who came and took part was “overwhelming.”
Making it even more overwhelming was how many people took part despite the protest forming on short notice. While it was originally slated to be held at the end of the previous week, organizers moved it to Tuesday, June 9, after mistakenly thinking they required a permit for the protest. The delay likely aided in bringing out numbers.

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Trent Allen
EDITOR
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