Tiasha Tabassum: Health officials hope that anti-racism activists will not forget about the risks of COVID-19 while joining in their rallies. They are not suggesting people avoid protests. They just want all to understand the situation and take precautionary measures. They are urging to use hand sanitizer and masks all time while protesting.
In rallies, it is quite impossible to maintain social distancing. So the protesters are at risk as the Coronavirus is contagious. Therefore, they should follow all the necessary instructions to keep themselves safe from the virus.
After the death of a black man in hands of white police officer in Minneapolis last week several protests are taking place in Canada. George Floyd’s death has evoked the people and they are leaving home to join the protest against systemic racism and police brutality.
House of Commons has scheduled a discussion on this issue and to maintain the activities during the pandemic.