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Mosque Shooting Vigils

/ 97.3 The Eagle

Thousands of Canadians attended vigils in cities across the country, one night after six men were shot dead and 19 others were wounded while attending evening prayers at a Quebec City mosque. On Parliament Hill, Governor General David Johnston told a crowd in the biting Ottawa cold that Canadians must come together when tragedy strikes. In Quebec City, people gathered down the street from the mosque that was attacked, and then marched with candles in solidarity with the Muslim community. Among the speakers was Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who spoke of “unspeakable cruelty and violence perpetrated on those who came together in friendship and in faith. Trudeau said, “We stand with you, we love you and we support you.” Similar vigils denouncing Islamophobia were held in such cities as Halifax, Montreal, Winnipeg, Regina and Calgary.

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