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With hundreds attending, Ontario’s Black Lives Matter protest proceeds peacefully

Protesters gathered in Ontario for the Black Lives Matter movement on June 4. (The Enterprise/Rachel Parsons)

ONTARIO - A crowd of hundreds gathered in Ontario’s West Park Plaza Thursday night for a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest and march, which made its way down Southwest Fourth Avenue until it reached Ontario City Hall.

The protesters held signs, largely addressing issues of equality, police brutality and the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which four officers have since been charged for.

The signs read “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” “silence is compliance,” “everybody is somebody’s child,” “I can’t breathe” and “no justice, no peace,” as well as “say their names,” accompanied by a list of notable victims of police brutality.

Before the protest began, Ontario Mayor Riley Hill spoke with . . .