Idle No More and friends gather to protest anti-terror bill

Members of the Idle No More community and supporters protested on Parliament hill Saturday to loudly reject the Conservatives’ anti-terror legislation, Bill C-51.

Despite the government’s recent proposed amendments to the legislation that would safeguard protesters from being detained by the new measures, demonstrators say that their rights to freedom of speech are still threatened.

On the steps below the Peace Tower, a large crowd of activists held their signs high as Alex Neve, secretary general of Amnesty International, addressed protesters. He stood up, microphone in hand, recognizing Parliament Hill as “unceded Algonquin land,” with a clear message to listeners: “Bill C-51 has to go.”

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Police search for missing York student Amina Lawal

Police are searching for a York University student who went missing nearly a week ago.

Amina Lawal, 19, was last seen on Friday, March 20, 2015, in the Kingston Road and Beechgrove Drive area, according to police, who released a statement saying they are “concerned for her safety.”

Lawal is described as black, 5’2”, and approximately 100 pounds with a thin build and long, braided hair.

The hashtags #FindAmina and #HelpFindAmina have been used by many people who are trying to help locate Lawal.

Police are asking that anyone with information call them at 416-808-4300 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or on Facebook.

Additional photos via bellanaija