Man Shows Up To Toronto Anti-Black Racism Protest In Blackface

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A man was arrested Saturday for showing up to an anti-black racism protest in blackface, Toronto police said. The man has been charged with one count of breach of the peace for his offensive racist makeup, police confirmed to HuffPost Canada. Videos from the protest show the man arguing with protesters at Nathan Philips Square, until police officers come over to escort him away. Police did not release the name of the suspect. The downtown protest was one of several in Toronto over this past week in response to the deaths of George Floyd and Regis Korchinski-Paquet. Floyd was a Black man in Minneapolis who died when a white police officer knelt on his neck during an arrest.