Canadian PM Justin Trudeau denounces toppling of statues of Royals
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Several Catholic churches have recently been vandalized or damaged in fires following the discovery of more than 1,100 unmarked graves

  • The graves were found at the sites of three former residential schools run by the church in British Columbia and Saskatchewan

  • Generations of Indigenous children had been forced to attend the schools

  • Trudeau, himself a Catholic, said he understands the anger many people feel toward the federal government and Catholic church

  • On Thursday, statues of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth on the grounds of the Manitoba legislature were tied with ropes and pulled down by a crowd

  • The head of the Queen Victoria statue was removed and thrown into the Assiniboine River, which was later fished out by a kayaker

Posted by: Fred 2021-07-06