Walk Against Islamophobia happening at Celebration Square in Mississauga to honour family killed in London
Published June 12, 2021 at 2:25 pm
A rally is planned this afternoon (Saturday, June 12) in downtown Mississauga to honour the Afzaal family — a Muslim family that was run down and killed in London, Ontario earlier this week.
The attack happened on Sunday, June 6, during which the family was run down by a vehicle along a London street. A 9-year-old boy survived.
A 20-year-old man, who police say targeted the family for their faith, has been arrested and is facing charges.
The walk will start at 4:30 p.m. at Celebration Square and the event will end at 6:00 p.m. with a community prayer.
PLEASE NOTE! Parking around City Hall is limited.
Celebration Sq. has FREE underground parking on weekends.
Civic Centre (entrance on Duke of York Blvd.)
Garage doors are open: Weekends: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Parking Garages: https://t.co/uMZnzuuHGz pic.twitter.com/MB44dXlnag
— Muslim Council of Peel (@mcpeel4u) June 11, 2021
The walk is organized by the National Council of Canadian Muslims and the Muslim Council of Peel.
“This walk is an expression of solidarity with the family and against all forms of Islamophobia. Our community, our children and our families need to feel safe today,” said Rabia Khedr, spokesperson for the Muslim Council of Peel.
“Action needs to be taken so those with murderous intent do not commit their evil acts of injustice against innocent members of the Muslim community.”
A funeral procession for the Afzaal family will also happen this afternoon at 1:00 p.m. from O’Neil Funeral Home to the Islamic Centre of Southwest Ontario. The family will be buried at the Islamic Cemetery of London.Insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies