More than 2,000 gather in Toronto to remember victims of Baghdad bombings
Scarborough MP says acts of terror can divide communities but it's important to stay united
More than 2,000 people gathered at Queen's Park in Toronto Thursday evening to pay tribute to those killed in a massive truck bombing in Baghdad last Saturday.
A handful of people, dressed in white T-shirts streaked with red paint, lay on the ground during the candlelight vigil.
"Iraqi lives matter," the crowd chanted at one point.
Scarborough MP Salma Zahid told the crowd that they were gathered there to remember the victims of recent attacks and that the losses have cast a shadow over Eid.
"We are all here to show solidarity after the recent incidents that happened in the past few days in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh and Turkey," she said.
The Baghdad attack last Sunday, considered the deadliest attack in Iraq since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, has left 292 people dead, according to the Iraqi government's health ministry media office, The Associated Press reported.