Dozens of people of all ages gathered outside police headquarters in Halifax Sunday afternoon to speak out against police brutality.
People from the community passed around the microphone to share poems, prayers, songs and their own experiences. Some wrote messages in chalk on the entrance to the Gottingen Street building.
Organizers of Taking Back the Streets with Joy hoped to have their voices heard in a positive way with a family-friendly event.
"Oftentimes, I think that actions or protests can get kind of a negative spin, regardless of the intention, regardless of the cause," said Kate MacDonald, one of the organizers.