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The Champlain Bridge will be lit up green to commemorate the sixth anniversary of mosque tragedy.

This evening, January 29th, the Samuel De Champlain Bridge will be lit up in green from sunset to 1 a.m. for the National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia.

PHOTO: Infrastructure Canada.

The Prime Minister will deliver remarks at a Québec City ceremony this evening to mark the 6th anniversary of the Quebec City Mosque tragedy. On January 29th of 2017, six men were killed and 19 injured after a gunman opened fire in the Islamic Cultural Centre in the Sainte-Foy neighborhood.

PHOTO: La Presse Archives.

(From left to right and from top to bottom): Aboubaker Thabti, Azzeddine Soufiane, Abdelkrim (Karim) Hassane, Khaled Belkacemi, Mamadou Tanou Barry and Ibrahima Barry.


"We remember Ibrahima Barry, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Abdelkrim Hassane, Azzedine Soufiane, and Aboubaker Thabti, who were fathers, husbands, friends, colleagues, Quebecers, and Muslims,"said Prime Minister Trudeau in a special statement Sunday.

In 2021, January 29th was officially designated as the National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia. It is a day of remembrance of this tragedy's victims, denouncing Islamophobia and all other forms of racism, hate, and religious discrimination and advancing action to combat them.


"In the days following this hateful act of terror, Canadians and communities around the world came together to say their names, honor their memories, support one another, and stand against Islamophobia in all its forms," Trudeau continued.


SOURCE: Infrastructure Canada, Prime Minister's Office.

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