Protestors Interrupted The Iran Plane Crash Vigil In Toronto Last Night (VIDEO)
They had to be escorted out by security.
It was a sad evening in Toronto on Thursday night as hundreds gathered at Mel Lastman Square and the North York Civic Centre to mourn the 176 victims in the Iran plane crash. Tensions were high as protestors interrupted the vigil. A fight erupted, and a protestor had to be escorted out by security.
The Iran vigil in Toronto had people remembering the 63 Canadians who were trying to return home that day, some who were from Toronto.
The Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 had no survivors.
It crashed shortly after takeoff, and it is still unclear what exactly happened that morning on January 8.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau publicly and confirmed that "the evidence indicates that the plane was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile. This may well have been unintentional."
While investigations are still underway, a video from the
Last night, however, Torontonians were focused on remembering their lost friends, family and fellow Canadians.
Hundreds gathered at both events in the city last night, but the gathering at the civic centre saw some tensions rise when protestors got in an altercation and had to be escorted out.
As seen in the video, one of the protestors ended up on the ground after he was punched by another. He was then escorted out by security.
According to witnesses, the altercation reportedly happened because some people were upset that a protest was being staged while residents were trying to mourn the loss of the plane victims.
According to Global News, some of the attendees of the protest were accused of being part of the Iranian regime, which is why political tensions were so high.
The event where the fight broke out was hosted by the Iranian Canadian Congress.
The one at Mel Lastman Square was held independently by Iranian-Canadian citizens.
Justin Trudeau was seen at a vigil in Ottawa that was also held to remember the victims.
The Prime Minister will be meeting with the families of the victims in Toronto today.