Posted on Leave a comment

Colonial statues defaced in downtown #Toronto, #Ontario

Toronto. ON. Last night, for the second time in a week, the statues of John A MacDonald and Eggerton Ryerson were doused with paint.

Originally published by Nortshore Info.

In case you missed it, last week, activists with Black Lives Matter – Toronto dumped paint and spray painted messages around 3 statues in downtown Toronto; an attack against the symbols of Canada’s violent and ongoing, racist, colonial legacy. That day also resulted in one of the fiery-est, most love and rage-filled anti-cop rallies we’ve experienced in a long time and one of the greatest displays of jail support we’ve seen in this city.

We set out to double down on their message – Ryerson was cleaned up a bit too quickly for our liking and we wanted to amplify the message that the time is long past-due for these statues to come down.

John A was still surrounded by scaffolding and half-covered from the last attack, but we had some paint left over so we hosed him down too.

Honestly, defacing these disgusting statues was a joyful act, one everyone should experience. Let’s be relentless in our attacks on all aspects of the Canadian state, from the symbolic to the infrastructural.

All Black and Indigenous lives matter. Fuck racist statues and our current racist politicians. Solidarity with those resisting  tyrannical governments everywhere.



Support Enough 14!

Donation for our work in the Enough 14 info-café (More needed than ever before in times of the coronavirus) and our independent reporting on our blog and social media channels. Even 1€ can make a difference.

€1.00


Keep the Enough 14 blog and the Enough 14 Info-Café going. You can do that with a donation here, or by ordering stickers, posters, t-shirts , hoodies or one of the other items here or click at the image below.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.