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Police crack down on protests against racism and police violence

Today on Front Burner, a closer look at the anti-police brutality protests sweeping across U.S. and Canadian cities.
A police officer throws a tear gas canister towards protesters in Minneapolis during a protest against the death of George Floyd. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP)

This weekend, in at least 75 U.S. cities, demonstrators marched against racism and police violence in the wake of the video showing the last moments of George Floyd's life, with a Minneapolis police officer's knee on his neck.

North of the border, thousands of people rallied in Toronto, some holding signs demanding "Justice for Regis." Regis Korchinski-Paquet is a black woman from Toronto whose death last week is now being investigated by Ontario's police watchdog. 

Today on Front Burner, we have three guests: journalist Ebyan Abdigir on the Toronto demonstration, CBC senior correspondent Susan Ormiston on the ground in Minneapolis and writer Joel Anderson on the American police response.

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