On Saturday, Feb. 4, a crowd of 300 people gathered at the Human Rights Monument on Laurier Avenue to show their solidarity against Islamophobia. Organized by Solidarity Ottawa, the Pan-Canadian day of action against Islamophobia was held in condemnation of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, and in response to the Quebec mosque shooting that took place on Jan. 29. “We are here to tell the Prime Minister that tweets are not enough, and it is the time for action,” said [Solidarity Ottawa organizer Dylan Penner]. Read more.
“Sometimes things reach a breaking point and we have to say, ‘Enough is enough,’ ” Dylan Penner, one of the organizers [from Solidarity Ottawa], told the crowd to cheers. “There is more than one kind of power. Trump has presidential power. We have people power.” Read more.
An estimated 300 people turned up at the Human Rights Monument Saturday. Read more.
Plus tard dans la journée, près de 500 personnes ont manifesté dans les rues d’Ottawa, à l’incitation de l’Association musulmane d’Ottawa. Read more.
Others present at the picket were members of CUPE National, Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), the Canadian Labour Congress, the Workers Action Group of Solidarity Against Austerity-Ottawa (WAG), and a number of volunteers from the Fight for $15 and Fairness campaign. Read more here.