Monday, January 12, 2015

Toronto rally planned to honour victims of French attacks

Hundreds gathered on the steps of Vancouver Art Gallery on Wednesday evening to show solidarity for the victims of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack.
Torstar News Service
A downtown Toronto rally is planned for Sunday afternoon in support of the victims in the French terrorist attacks.

Hundreds are expected to gather at Nathan Phillips Square at 2 p.m. in a demonstration of support for free speech after 17 people were killed and several others were injured in the massacre at the offices of French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo and the events that followed.

Two minutes of silence will be observed for those killed, according to the event page on Facebook.

A book for condolences will be available, and organizers plan to send it to the French consulate in Toronto.

Thousands of people, including several world leaders, gathered in Paris Sunday for a rally to honour the victims.

Attendees of the Toronto event are encouraged to bring pens, flowers, candles and musical instruments.

Similar events are planned for other Canadian cities, including Vancouver, Montreal and Ottawa.

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