Black Lives Matter Toronto were active once again Monday morning showing their colours at the intersection of Yonge and Dundas.
The group protesting the death of Abdirahman Abdi, who died in the hands of Ottawa police, in July.
Protesters created a human chain around the pedestrian scramble crossing near Dundas Square.
Abdi, a 37-year-old Somali-Canadian who had unspecified mental health issues, was worked over by Ottawa police during an intervention on July 24th.
Accounts from witnesses and video from a bystander confirmed the action taken by officers in the capital.
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit says officers were called to an intersection in downtown Ottawa, for reports of a man allegedly groping people at a coffee shop.
Several minutes passed before an unconscious and bleeding Abdi received any medical attention.
The following day, Abdi was pronounced dead at the Ottawa Hospital’s Civic Campus.
The SIU identified two officers as the subjects of their investigation and five officers as witnesses.
**Photo: Peter Kim (Global News)
— BlackLivesMatter TO (@BLM_TO) August 15, 2016
— Peter Kim (@PeterKimGlobal) August 15, 2016