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Unity Walk To Be Held In Fort McMurray In Response To Quebec Mosque Shooting

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
Unity Walk To Be Held In Fort McMurray In Response To Quebec Mosque Shooting

A unity walk is being planned in Fort McMurray in response to the deadly shooting at a Quebec City mosque that left six people dead and more than a dozen others injured.

It will take place on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. starting outside City Hall before ending at the mosque on Gordon Avenue.

Community Leader and Organizer Jon Tupper tells Mix News once there, he hopes people will join hands and sing “O Canada”.

“I like to keep it simple. We can all get to know each other after the event. I think that’s what unity really becomes. Becoming friends, becoming united and coming together.”

A similar walk was held following the terrorist attack on Parliament Hill in October of 2014.

Tupper says if we walk together in peace after every act of violence then we’re going to make the nation that we want it to be.

“What happened last night in Quebec City was offensive, it was dark to all of us. But if we’re going to going to get better and be a good nation then we have to be united.”

A group of women are also standing in solidarity with the Muslim community by wearing the Hijab for 30 days.

Meanwhile, the suspect at the centre of the Quebec shooting is expected to appear in court Monday afternoon.

Prime Minister Trudeau condemned the attack saying Canadians will not be broken by this violence.

“We will not close our minds, we will open our hearts.”

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