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Mon Apr 4, 2016, 12:45 PM

Premier Wynne meets publicly with Black Lives Matters in Toronto

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It's the meeting the BLMTO group has been begging Mayor John Tory for, but it looks like Kathleen Wynne is going to take the public meeting with the ongoing BLMTO protest group.

This is breaking, so right now it's mostly just tweets as it happens from the reporters:
https://twitter.com/CBCQueensPark/status/717023363433148416
https://twitter.com/goldsbie/status/717024605505003520

And some breaking news on the CBC website:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/programs/metromorning/black-lives-matter-toronto-1.3519283

For a little more context, BLMTO has been occupying a camp outside of the Toronto Police Services building in downtown Toronto near College and Yonge. The protest was sparked by the SIU investigation of the police shooting death of Andrew Loku last summer. They've set up an occupy-style camp there, and have also been out in front of Wynne's house. They've been asking mayor John Tory for a public meeting, but Tory said he would only meet them in private, not in public.
http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/03/31/occupy-tactics-mark-shift-for-black-lives-matter-in-toronto.html

This is a developing story, but fascinating to see Wynne actually address them in public. That's huge news.

Updates:
Here are a few more articles addressing Wynne's engaging of the protest:
http://www.citynews.ca/2016/04/04/wynne-walks-into-black-lives-matter-protest-promises-to-meet-with-organizers/
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/04/04/kathleen-wynne-meets-with-black-lives-matter-protesters.html

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