NOW What episode 24: How to protest during a pandemic


Since last Friday’s episode, the Black Lives Matter protests have continued, both in Toronto and around the world, with some surprisingly positive developments coming out of them. But how can protestors gather safely when mass assemblies are a clear vector of the transmission of COVID-19?

In this episode, senior film writer Norman Wilner is joined by staff writer Sadaf Ahsan and Black Lives Matter Toronto co-founder Pascale Diverlus to discuss the ways the coronavirus has changed the way we protest – and the ways in which it hasn’t. The panel also takes a moment to deal with the surprise resignation of Toronto Police Services chief Mark Saunders

NOW What is a twice-weekly podcast that explores the ways Torontonians are coping with life in the time of coronavirus. New episodes of NOW What will be released every Tuesday and Friday. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, listen on Spotify or just play it below. And remember, we’re all in this together.