Following an outrage of gun violence in the United States of America, local residents united at the Vancouver Art Gallery over the weekend in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
The gathering includes speeches about racial tension in the United States, along with discussion and singing.
Multiple police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota and the killings of five white police officers in Dallas has sparked an outrage across the border, with many hoping the dramatic events will conclude with a better sense of equality and unity among all races.
The Black Lives Matter movement was initially created in 2012 following the high profile shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman.
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