Running Through The 6: Black Lives Matter Front Storms Toronto Police Station


(AllHipHop News) This past weekend Rappers, DJs and members of the Black Lives Matter front stormed Toronto Police headquarters after hearing the verdict in the shooting of 45 year-old Andrew Loku last July.

The protest reportedly closed off College Street as the Black Lives Matter movement showed “solidarity against oppression,” according to CBC News.

DJs and rappers performed from the back of flatbed trucks and on top of cars to a crowd of thousands of people.

The protest turned into a street party by night and comes after the officer that fatally shot Andrew Loku is not to be charged in the case.

Protestors are camping outside the headquarters in rainy freezing cold conditions and have named the protest area  #BLMTOtentcity (Black Lives Matter Toronto Tent City).

In support of the protest, some people in Toronto have been giving much-needed items to the protesters including hand, foot and body warmers, gloves, blankets, portable phone chargers, gas for generators, sweaters, coats, shoes and boots.

The Black Lives Matter group is calling for the officer who shot and killed Loku to be identified and charged, as the freed officer’s identity is still being kept a secret.

“We know that we’re disproportionately targeted. You can hear it from our stories, from our lived experiences,” Pascale Diverlus of Toronto’s Black Lives Matter chapter told CBC.

While TheWeeknd and Tory Lanez have yet to comment on the situation, Drake seemingly showed his support in several re-Tweets of Big Sean on the 23rd when the protests were just getting started.

More news from Toronto as it develops.