Some of the demonstrators who took part in an event at the Manitoba Legislature to honour the children who died at residential schools toppled two statues.
A large statue of Queen Victoria that sits on the lawn in front the building had ropes placed around it before it was pulled off its foundation to the ground. As the ropes were being placed on the statue people in the crowd were heard shouting “take her down”. The base of the statue and the statue itself was covered in red handprints.
As the statue was toppled the crowd burst into shouts of joy as drums beat in the background.
A second statue of Queen Elizabeth II was also torn down during the event.
It is not known at this time if the damage to the statues are reparable or if any arrests have been made.
More information as it becomes available.
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