Demonstrators gathered in cities nationwide to protest gender ideology being taught in schools.
In Ottawa, Wellington Street was closed in both directions as over a thousand people gathered on Parliament Hill and marched through the city’s streets under the watch of police. The crowd of protestors chanted “Leave the kids alone,” and “No more silence” as they marched up Bank Street.
In Toronto, hundreds of protesters gathered in Queen’s Park while facing off against counter-protesters. Over a loudspeaker, a man declared to the crowd that “a boy cannot become a girl, a girl cannot become a boy.”
In Montreal, protestors and counter-protestors faced off while police officers stood between the two groups. Muslim children were seen holding signs saying “Parents know best” and “I belong to my parents.”
Months of Protests
Tensions between the groups in support of and against gender ideology have been building throughout 2023, with online arguments at times expanding into in-person confrontations.