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June 08, 2020
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Things got heated during a George Floyd rally in Toronto after a white man, who had his face painted black, attempted to join the demonstrators. Police officers arrested him after being barraged with complaints.

The troublemaker apparently tried to provoke the crowd supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, but luckily for him the protesters in Canada’s largest city turned out to be a lot less violent than their counterparts in the US.

The demonstrators refrained from using force against the man, making do with shouting obscenities and demanding the police to detain him.

The guy was instantly nicknamed “Blackface Trudeau” by the protesters in reference to last year’s scandal when photos of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wearing blackface at a school party surfaced.

“Arrest Trudeau,” they shouted, and officers on bicycles who were deployed at the rally answered their call.

The black-faced man was escorted out of Nathan Phillips Square and put in a police car. However, he still treated the whole thing as a joke, continuing to smile and shout slogans.
Toronto isn’t the only city outside the US to share the outrage of Americans over the death of black man George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis in late May. Similar protests took place in Paris, London, Berlin, Sydney, Tokyo, Seoul and others on Saturday.