Deaths in Prince George noted ahead of protest against race-based police brutality – Prince George Citizen

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 202068 Views

June 3, 2020

A major figure in the B.C. Assembly of First Nations has put the spotlight on the deaths of two Indigenous men in Prince George ahead of a peaceful protest in this city against racial injustice and police brutality.

The rally is set for this Friday at city hall, 2 p.m. start. It will be among a wave of protests across Canada and the United States sparked by the death of George Floyd, killed last week when a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into the 46-year-old black man’s neck for nearly nine minutes.

In a statement issued Wednesday, BCAFN regional chief Terry Teegee said the organization stands in support of the cause and made note of Dale Culver and Everett Patrick.

Culver died in July 2017 after he was pepper sprayed in a struggle with members of the Prince George RCMP, then collapsed.

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