Montreal : dozens of citizens pay tribute to the victims of the Great mosque

News 28 January, 2018
  • Dario Ayala / QMI Agency

    Sarah Daoust-Braun

    Sunday, January 28, 2018 16:04

    Sunday, January 28, 2018 16:08

    Look at this article

    A hundred citizens as well as the mayor of Montreal’s Valerie Plante gathered Sunday to commemorate the memory of the victims of the bombing at the Great mosque of Quebec.

    The citizens ‘ meeting, organized by the Forum of canadian muslim to the Place de la Gare Jean-Talon, wanted to pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the tragedy that took place there almost a year. Its organizers also wanted to launch a call for unity and better living-together, and to denounce islamophobia and discrimination.

    “Love is stronger than hate,” said Valerie Plant to the crowd, in which were gathered several families. “The message I want to send is that we are in the land inclusive where we live in safety.”

    On January 29, 2017, six people were killed and eight people were injured when a man fired on worshippers during prayers at the Great mosque of Quebec.

    Several elected officials and community organizations were also present at the commemoration.

    A dozen of rallies in memory of the victims of the attack also takes place on Sunday in Montreal, including at the united Church Saint James anglican Church Saint-Georges.

    A ceremony of the official commemoration, organized for those who will not move to the Great mosque of Quebec, will be held Monday at Montreal city hall in the company of the mayor.