Twin explosions which killed 95 activist in a democracy rally in Turkey motivated many ex-pats in TO to take to the streets.
A crowd of hundreds made their way to city hall marching through downtown denouncing the incident. Meanwhile the Pope and Queen Elizabeth got into the spirit offering their sympathy and condolences to the people of Turkey.
The Pope led a silent prayer with a 30 second pause during his traditional Sunday blessing in St Peter’s Square. The Queen wrote Turkey’s president about her shock and sadness following the attack and that her thoughts are with all those affected by the terrible events.
State inspectors are still trying to identify who sent the suicide bombers to the rally in Ankara which was promoting peace with Kurdish rebels. The Turkish government suspects Kurdish rebels or Islamic State militants are likely responsible,
Mourners accuse President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of instigating violence to gain votes for the ruling party. Turkey is believed to be targeting Kurdish militants near its southern border with Iraq, via a military campaign.