The City of Belleville will hold a march and vigil Thursday evening in a show of solidarity for the victims of the mosque shooting in Quebec City.
Six people were killed and many others were injured when a shooter opened fire on worshipers at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec on Sunday night.
The lone suspect in the shooting is 27-year-old Alexandre Bissonette, a Quebec City resident. Bissonette is facing six first-degree murder charges in connection with the attack.
City councillor Garnet Thompson who is a member of Belleville’s Inclusivity Committee along with other various community groups including Quinte Immigration Services, met with Mohammad Saleh, Imam of the Belleville mosque Tuesday morning extend condolences and support.
The march will start at the Islamic Society of Belleville Mosque at 33 Moira Street West at 6:30 p.m Thursday. Participants will travel along Moira Street turning onto Bridge Street then Front Street and onto City Hall. Speeches will begin at City Hall at 7 p.m.
Meanwhile, flags have been lowered at Belleville City Hall in to show respect for those killed in the attack.