Hundreds attended an anti-racism rally in Abbotsford on June 5. A march is now planned in Abbotsford on Saturday evening. (Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford March against systemic silence set for Saturday

Local event beginning on South Fraser Way starting at 7 p.m., new memorial set for city hall

A march against systemic racism is planned for Abbotsford on Saturday.

The event is coming off the heels of a solidarity demonstration that occurred in downtown Abbotsford on June 5 that drew hundreds.

RELATED: PHOTOS: Hundreds demonstrate in Abbotsford for end to racism

A memorial was created by those attending that event with flowers, art and candles, but organizers stated that it was damaged after protesters left.

Organizers of that event said they have contacted the City of Abbotsford to report the vandalism but they have not yet received any remarks from local officials.

Unlike the event on June 5, Saturday’s event is a march not a demonstration and the new memorial will now be set up at city hall. Everyone is welcome to attend and those interested will begin the route on South Fraser Way starting at 7 p.m.

Organizers are encouraging participants to bring signs, flowers, letters and artwork for the new memorial.

A full route for the march has not yet been determined. A total of 46 people have said they will be participating on the event’s Facebook page.

For more details on the event, visit facebook.com/events/203654647411266.

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