Canadians by the thousands attended vigils Monday night after six men were gunned down at a Quebec City mosque during Sunday evening prayers.
On Parliament Hill, Governor General David Johnston spoke to the crowd who gathered in the biting cold to grieve and show their support for the Muslim community.
He said Canadians must come together when tragedy strikes.
In Quebec City, people gathered just down the street from the mosque that was the scene of a mass shooting that grabbed the world’s attention.
The vigil was followed by a march in which many carried candles and wept openly.
In Regina, around 300 to 400 people showed up at Victoria Park.
Saad Abbasi organized the event and said it was amazing to see how much support there was for what happened in Quebec City and that it was important not just for the Muslim community, but the community as a whole.