White People Told to “Refrain from Taking Up Space” at Toronto #MikeBrown Rally
White people were told to “refrain from taking up space in all ways possible” at the Toronto Mike Brown rally.
Because hating whitey is always allowed – And never is racist–
— Olivia Carville (@livcarville) November 26, 2014
The Daily Mail reported:
A set of rules for white people at a vigil for Michael Brown in Canada has sparked controversy with critics accusing organizers of promoting segregation.
‘Non black allies’ were told to ‘refrain from taking up space in all ways possible’ and ‘never be at the centre of anything’ at the event in Toronto on November 25.
The Facebook page also advised white demonstrators to ‘refrain from speaking to the media’ and ‘stand behind black folks or between us and the police’.
‘If you see a cop harassing a black person,’ it added, ‘come in and engage (chances are they are least likely to arrest you)’.
It has provoked tension in the wake of the grand jury verdict in Ferguson, which refused to indict officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.