Radio Havana Cuba | Nationwide Protests Planned in Canada after Police Killing of Black Man

Radio Havana Cuba

A friendly voice around the world

  • Follow Us on

#NoMasBloqueo #SolidaridadVsBloqueo

Nationwide Protests Planned in Canada after Police Killing of Black Man

Ottawa, July 28 (RHC)-- Anger is building up in Canada after the death of a Black man at the hands of police, prompting plans for protests by those who say police violence against the Black community is not solely a U.S. problem.

Abdirahman Abdi, a 37-year-old Somali immigrant, died after police repeatedly beat him outside his apartment building in Ottawa on Sunday morning.   Police were called in over reports of a disturbance near a coffee shop in the neighborhood of Hintonburg, located in the city's west end.

Abdi, whose neighbors said suffered an unspecified mental illness, tried to make his way from the coffee shop towards his apartment but after a foot chase, police threw him face down on a pool of blood.  They beat him repeatedly by a baton and spraying pepper on his eyes, while dozens of horrified bystanders watched the horrific scene.

The severely-injured Muslim was then taken to the Ottawa Hospital, but he died just hours after the beating.  A video recorded by an eye witness showed the aftermath of Abdi's violent arrest, when he was lying face down on the ground in a bloodied shirt, with his hands cuffed behind his back.

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
  • Cuban historian: the public debate is a fundamental step in any constitutional reform process
  • Cuban media follows closely the public debate on the draft Constitution
  • Fidel Castro: “I'm not important. It is the six million Cubans back home that follow this visit who matter to me"
  • Eusebio Leal: the public debate on the draft of constitution allows for advancing towards a stronger, more united nation
  • Cuban-American: our participation in the constitutional reform process can help us find the way to talk with just one voice
  • Cuban-Americans need to put pressure on their senators and congresspeople to change U.S.-policy towards Cuba


  • Max: 19729
  • yesterday: 3174
  • today: 1336
  • online: 89
  • total: 5045674