Moe Bsat and the Air Up There Run Crew were out for a run when they were stopped by police in Hamilton Ontario. This weekly run is open exclusively to folks who are Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, as a means of fostering community amongst traditionally marginalized groups.
This Wednesday the BIPOC exclusive run will be meeting to run at 630pm, we encourage the Hamilton BIPOC community to join us in solidarity. These streets are as much ours as any resident. We will not let the system hold us down. Meet at the corner of Main and Walnut.
— Moe B (he/him) (@MohamadJBsat) October 12, 2020
The runners stopped in front of the police station to admire an exhibit dedicated to Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls when they were questioned by two officers. The police alleged public concerns about suspicious behaviour. In this episode Moe, Vince Kuber and Clair Andean recount their experience with the police, and explain the significance of creating safe, equitable and inclusive spaces in the running community.