An Ottawa Memorial For Sandra Bland Is Defaced With Slurs
— AJ+ (@ajplus) July 28, 2015
Just hours after being put up, a memorial for Sandra Bland by the Black Lives Matter Coalition of Ottawa was painted over with derogatory terms and the words “all lives matter.” The local community promptly pitched into to restore the memorial about two hours after it was defaced. The group behind the memorial wrote a statement on its Facebook page saying:”[We] will NOT accept this as a reality of our city’s treatment of the importance of Black lives and will continue to take a stance against such racist actions.” Meanwhile, a Texas prosecutor has chosen a committee of attorneys to review the evidence surrounding Sandra Bland’s death. Read more at the Huffington Post and NewsOne.