CONFEDERATE FLAG HUNG IN BARBRA HALL PARK
This individual left the park (with his flag) before an intervention was possible. Members of our community have reported to us that there has been an increase in racist, homophobic, and transphobic incidents in the village over the past several weeks and we are alarmed.
While we work to organize a response to these incidents, we want to inform the community and request to watch out for any behaviour or action that puts members of our communities at risk. If you witness racist, transphobic and/or homophobic incidents, graffiti, or any other form or expression of hate, please report it to the police by calling 911 for emergencies or 416.808.2222 for non-emergency situations.
If you need support to report an incident or would simply like a safe place to talk about an experience you have had, you can call Victim Services Toronto at 416.808.7066. The 519 is also available to support members of our community through counselling support or by helping them report incidents of violence.
You can leave a message at 416.355.6770 at The 519. We must act with vigilance and courage in the face of violence and hatred. We must oppose racism, homophobia, transphobia and all forms of hate wherever and whenever they occur.
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