People across the country came together Monday evening to mourn those who lost their lives in a shooting at a Quebec City mosque.
In Quebec City, thousands gathered outside the Islamic Cultural Centre to show support for the loved ones of six men who were killed and 19 who were injured while attending an evening prayer on Sunday.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke, telling the crowd Canada stands with the Muslim community and will protect their right to gather together and pray.
« We are with you. Thirty-six million hearts are breaking with yours, » Trudeau said earlier on Monday, in a formal statement at the House of Commons.
Others gathered in solidarity in nearly every city across Canada. In Iqaluit, mourners met outside the city’s only mosque.
« I don’t understand hurting people in a place of worship, or anywhere else for that matter, » Deirdre Lee told CBC News at a vigil at Dalhousie University in Halifax.
A Vancouver mosque held a vigil Monday night, and is also planning on holding an event for awareness of Islamophobia.
« As a community, we must stand together with the victims and one another against hatred, » read the Calgary vigil’s Facebook event.
In Paris the Eiffel Tower just went dark to honor victims of mosque shooting in Quebec