After the attack Edmontonians gathered to show the unity
With police providing security, a crowd of 300 Edmontonians huddled together in Churchill Square on Sunday evening at a vigil for victims of Saturday night’s suspected terror attacks.
Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, Education Minister Dave Eggen and federal Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi were among those bundled up in the cold and wet Edmonton weather.
Streets were closed around the square and police observed from several positions, including the roof of nearby Edmonton City Hall.
“We stand together,” Iveson told the crowd. “All faiths, all cultures. We will not be divided.”
Urging people to reject hate and division, he said Edmontonians “have shown what we are made of” in the hours since a pair attacks Saturday evening left five people injured. Police have a suspect in custody and terrorism charges are pending.