Protest Calling for Toppling of Cornwallis Statue Today

Tensions could be high as a protest calling for a statue of Edward Cornwallis to be toppled is scheduled for today. The event called ‘Removing Cornwallis’ was advertised on Facebook with hundreds of people pledging to to take part in the protest against Halifax’s controversial historic founder. Cornwallis founded Halifax in 1749 and later issued a bounty on Mi’kmaq scalps. Halifax police say they will be monitoring the event.