Protestors topple Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth statues in Canada
Winnipeg (Canada): After outrage over the discovery of more unmarked graves belonging to Indigenous children, protesters toppled statues of Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria in Canada's Manitoba.
Two statues of queens on the grounds of Manitoba's Legislature were pulled down on Thursday during a walk to remember Indigenous children who died at residential schools, reported Canadian news portal CBC.
Winnipeg police said officers are investigating the incident, largely peaceful, and the vast majority of those in the crowd weren't involved.
The action took place on Canada Day on Thursday, when traditionally celebrations take place across the country.
Nearly 1,000 such graves have been found at the locations of former residential schools in British Columbia and Saskatchewan in Canada, according to news reports.