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Africville rally will cause traffic delays in Halifax's north end

A rally and march that started in Africville will likely cause delays in traffic
Africville Museum (Meghan Groff/

A rally and march originating in Africville in Halifax's north end will likely lead to traffic delays in that area of the city.

Africville's residents, survivors and supporters started a rally and march earlier this afternoon calling for the city and province to take action in compensating and making reparations for the people and descendants of Africville.

The rally and march began at the Africville Museum Site at 12 p.m. People were invited to bring posters and banners and to also decorate vehicles for a car caravan.

"For more than 8 years, Africville descendants have been seeking justice through the courts," says the event page. "They say enough is enough: it is time for action and reparations."

Halifax Regional Police advise people that traffic delays will likely occur around the areas of Novalea Drive, Leeds Street, Barrington Street and Africville Road in the city's north end.

"The people of Africville call upon all communities and allies to come out to support this generations-long fight for compensation and dignity," says the event page.

"The government not only stole property and destroyed everything in the community of Africville, but generations of trauma have been inflicted by the deliberate destruction of a way of life, of knowledge, and of ancestry. The community is standing up and saying 'reparations now!'"

Chris Stoodley

About the Author: Chris Stoodley

Chris was born and raised in Halifax. After graduating from the journalism program at King's, he started as CityNews Halifax's weekend editor.
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