Streets closing for march against anti-Black racism in Burlington

 

A solidarity march to raise awareness of anti-Black racism is happening in Burlington this evening (June 4).

Halton police will be closing New Street between Walkers Line and City Hall from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm for the peaceful event. 

The Solidarity March is being held to raise awareness of racism and discrimination in the community and across North America. It follows on the heels of multiple protests that have and are taking place around the world in response to the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who died after a white police officer held his knee to his neck for up to nine minutes during an incident in Minneapolis. 

Participants in today's march are asked to wear masks and gloves to protect against COVID-19.

UPDATE:

The city of Burlington says transit riders should expect detours as a result of the march.

  • Route 10 - Stops not in service on New St. between Walkers Line and the Downtown Terminal. Route 10 will detour along Lakeshore Rd between Walkers Line and the Downtown Terminal. Boarding at the Terminal for Route 10W to Burlington GO will be at Pine St. and John St. (below the Terminal)
  • Route 4 - Stops not in service on Walkers Line between New St. and Rexway Dr. and on New St. between Longmoor Dr. and Walkers Line.

Routes will return to normal as the march proceeds along New St. and James St. to City Hall.

Expect minor delays on Routes 2, 3 4 and 10 as the march passes through.

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