Trudeau Defends Joining Ottawa Anti-Racism Protest Despite Urging Social Distancing

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he made the right decision to attend a massive anti-racism protest in Ottawa Friday, despite his telling Canadians for weeks to avoid crowds and practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. During his daily press conference Monday, Trudeau was asked why he went against his own advice by participating in the demonstration on Parliament Hill, organized by the group No Peace Until Justice. Trudeau wore a mask as he waded into a crowd with his security detail, and at one point took a knee with fellow protesters.