Meanwhile, activists fighting at a grassroots level for social and political change dismissed as ‘woke’
While the grievances of the convoy receive sympathetic coverage in many corners, and with even those who oppose their methods arguing that their anger needs to be taken seriously and the causes of their unrest addressed, activists fighting at a grassroots level for social and political change are dismissed in many quarters as 'woke.'
Protesters, pictured June 5, 2020, at the Black Lives Matters rally on Parliament Hill. Black and Indigenous activists in Canada have long experienced violent policing, dispossession, and criminalization. These forces have accelerated throughout the pandemic, write El Jones, Katerina Nikas, and Joshua Wong. The Hill Times Photograph by Andrew Meade