Wiarton March in Support of Black Lives Matter

The March in Support of Black Lives Matter is taking place in Wiarton on Saturday June 13 at 10am and will end with speeches and music about anti-Black racism.

While the intention of this event is to draw awareness to the Black Lives Matter movement and march against anti-Black racism in our community, we are accepting donations to support Midway Medics, grassroots organizers who are aiding wounded demonstrators in Minneapolis. One of the organizers of our march is a close friend of a Midway Medic.

Please read this story from a Midway Medic about their experience treating the wounded in Minneapolis posted on May 31:

"Tonight the Minneapolis Police Department
Opened fire on our first aid station with no regard for the wounded people we had inside.

We were treating the 100% PEACEFUL protestors adults and teens who had come in with rubber bullet wounds, falls, scrapes and gashes, and mace/tear gas exposure when they marched in and began firing at us.

We put our hands up.
We shouted that we were first aid and were trying to help injured
We shouted we had hurt people inside that could not walk.
Nurses, Medics, EMTs walked out in front and Identfied themselves.

They fired gas, paint, and rubber bullets into us like it was Call of Duty.
I was hit multiple times with my hands up before it became to much to take and I had to run with everyone else.

A young man who had hurt his leg and couldn’t run was almost trampled by people
fleeing the shots.
Some medics and myself grabbed him, put him in a wheeled office chair and started running him out of the #firstaid station while they fired rubber bullets into my back.

We got him into a random car as gas and more bullets rained down on us. I was pulled away by the crowd as a van full of cops came through and began shooting at us as we fled.

More gas
More rubber bullets

I ran as fast as I could until they finally stopped chasing us.
Finding my way to a friends basement nearby where the rest of my team had fled to.

While we hid
A young couple was also trying to leave the protests.
They turned a corner and the police officers hit them with their high powered flash light and then shot this girl directly in the face.

Random protestors formed a shield around them as the young man picked her up and ran.
By the sheer grace of God they managed to stumble to the door of the place we were hiding in and were rushed down to the basement.

We frantically cleared a dirty laundry table as our AMAZING, FANTASTIC, BRAVE, SELFLESS, SUPERWOMAN Nurse (Ashley Huber who is a straight up medical GODDESS) scavenged all the supplies we had managed to keep on us to treat this girl the best she could and probably saved her eye.

We are now huddled in the dark
Waiting for curfew to lift to get her the further help she needs
Because not a living soul in this probably traumatized group of civilians is going to call 911
After ambulances have repeatedly ignored our calls and the police are the ones who shot the small unarmed girl in the first place.
(EDIT: even if we wanted to try and get her to the hospital ourselves the Police SLASHED THE TIRES OF THE TRUCK WE USED TO GET HERE)

So while I wait for sunrise
I would like to let everybody know
That if you open your mouth about how “those people” need to peacefully protest
Covid-19 or not
I’m going to get into your personal space.

MY team
Were warriors for justice tonight
The Minneapolis, police department
Shot a small brown skinned girl in the face because she was outside and upset that they murdered a black in broad day light in front of people begging them to stop."

Join us and support this peaceful march. #BlackLivesMatter

Donations

  • John Moore 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Jennifer Barratt Parker 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 1 mo
  • Kym Burt 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jacob Miller 
Organizer
Wiarton, ON
Tonya Miller 
Beneficiary
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