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Rally against racism happening on Sussex Drive Wednesday

Last Updated Aug 23, 2017 at 11:04 am EST

Rally planned for Sussex Dr. Tuesday at noon Photo credit: Protest against racism in front of the US embassy, Ottawa

OTTAWA — More than a thousand people are expected at an anti-racism demonstration in Ottawa .

The rally was set for 12 p.m. Tuesday outside of the United States Embassy, but was postponed until 12 p.m. Wednesday due to weather. 

According to the event’s Facebook page, more than 4,000 are interested, with about 1,300 people attending.

Organizer Darrah Teitel says leaders from various local minority groups targeted by racial violence, along with white allies upset to see white supremacist groups marching publicly in other parts of the world, will be speaking.

“We’re hoping that what we can produce is a stand of support for those people who are being targeted by racism throughout the world, and also a clear signal that white supremacy and neo-nazis are not welcome in our city,” explains Teitel.

The organizer doesn’t expect to see any counter-protesters at the embassy, but does say one of the other demonstration organizers has been targeted by a hate group online.

Security measures have been taken, as Teitel hopes it becomes an event that kids can feel safe attending.

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