Media Release

June 6, 2020

Mayor’s statement on Black Lives Matter march

It was my family’s privilege to show support for residents taking part in the Black Lives Matter march this evening.

The lowering of the municipal flag during the marchers’ pause outside the Civic Centre was meant to demonstrate our commitment to the cause of racial equality.

We stand in solidarity with the Black community. Our local history as a destination of refuge from those fleeing slavery and oppression, as important as it is, does not make Chatham-Kent immune to the racism that plagues society.

We can and we must do better. The protests around the world show that the time as arrived for everyone to work toward that goal.

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 For more information contact

Darrin Canniff
Mayor, Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998
519-350-2406

 Media Contact:
Jim Blake
Communications Officer
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998 x 3624
jimbl@chatham-kent.ca

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