Canadians form 'rings of peace' in wake of Quebec mosque attack

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 5 (ANI): Hundreds of Canadians formed human shields around the Quebec mosque as the Muslims in the country marked their first Friday prayers after a gunman shot dead six men here. According to the reports of the Guardians, Yael Splansky, the rabbi behind the effort to set up "rings of peace" around Toronto mosques told the Canadian Press that, "No Canadian should be afraid to go to their house of worship to pray." Hundreds of people in Toronto, belonging from local synagogues, churches and temples stood together outside seven of the city's mosques on Friday during midday prayers showing their support to the movement. Similar "rings of peace" were set up around local mosques in Ottawa and Edmonton too. Thousands across Canada have come together to condemn the deadly attack on the into a mosque in Quebec City Canadian Prime Minsiter Justin Trudeau had also condemn the attack and has described it as an act of terror. At least six people were killed and several others injured after three attackers opened fire inside the Quebec City mosque last week. The Guardian quoted witnesses as saying that the shooting took place during evening prayers at the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center. According to Radio Canada, the police have arrested two suspects. (ANI)