From sunset to 1 a.m., the Samuel-De Champlain Bridge will take part in the Carré vert solidarity and hope campaign and will light up in tribute to the victims of the attack on the Quebec City mosque.
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Launched in 2020, The Green Square Campaign takes place during the week leading up to January 29 to commemorate the victims and survivors of the attack on the Quebec City mosque. The green square represents the green carpets of the Quebec mosque, where the victims stood to pray.
Five years ago, an Islamophobic white supremacist shot dead six Muslim men while they were praying in the Islamic Cultural Center of Quebec.
Since last year, January 29 has been declared the National Day of Commemoration of the Quebec Mosque Attack and of Action Against Islamophobia.
“This national day of remembrance […] will allow us not only to never forget this horrible event, but also to continue our actions to make this country more open and inclusive from coast to coast,” Diversity Minister Bardish Chagger said in a statement.
This campaign “calls for the denunciation of the ignorance, racism and Islamophobia that led to the attack on the Quebec City mosque five years ago, and other hate crimes that have occurred since then, including in Toronto and London.” .