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Toronto police have charged three people after Black Lives Matter protesters splattered paint on statues at the Ontario legislature and Ryerson University.
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Black Lives Matter Toronto has claimed credit for (creating the art with the statues) of former prime minister John A. Macdonald, King Edward VII Equestrian and Egerton Ryerson.
They called the action an artistic disruption.
The group is calling on the city and province to defund the police, invest in communities and create emergency safety services that "do not harm Black and Indigenous people."
"Along with a coalition of artists, the group artistically disrupted statues of slaveholders and monuments to colonialism at Ryerson University and at Queen's Park," the group said in a statement.
"The action comes after the City of Toronto and the Province of Ontario have failed to take action against police violence against Black people."
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