Manitoba

Winnipeg Muslims rally in support of Canada's soldiers

People in Winnipeg's Muslim community held a rally at the Manitoba Legislative Building to protest against violence against Canadian soldiers.

Demonstrators gather at Manitoba Legislature, denounce recent acts of violence in Ottawa, Quebec

Demonstrators said violent acts, like those committed against two soldiers in recent weeks on Canadian soil, has no place in any religion, including Islam. (Jacques Marcoux/CBC)

People in Winnipeg's Muslim community held a rally at the Legislative Building to protest against violence against Canadian soldiers.

Supporters at the solidarity rally said they stand shoulder to shoulder with fellow Canadians and unequivocally condemn radicalization and all acts of terror. 

The rally comes on the heels of two recent attacks on members of Canada's military, one in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., which left Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent dead. Days later, reservist Nathan Cirillo was shot dead on Parliament Hill.

Similar demonstrations have been held across Canada recently, including an anti-terror rally in Calgary Saturday ahead of Ashura, a Muslim holy day.

Demonstrators said acts of terror have no basis in any religion, including Islam. They said they want to pay tribute to those who dedicate themselves to protecting Canada.