EDMONTON -- Hundreds of people gathered in downtown's Railtown Park on Friday evening ahead of a march and rally in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

However, the event is not organized by Black Lives Matter Edmonton.

Demonstrators plan to begin a lengthy march just after 6 p.m., leaving Railtown Park to march across 109 Street and the High Level Bridge before circling back downtown to Churchill Square via Bellamy Hill. 

As they arrived at Churchill Square, they chanted “No justice, no peace,” “Black lives matter,” and “Black trans lives matter.”

Several people in the crowd also said they were standing in solidarity with Indigenous people who have lost their lives to the system.  

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