Justin Trudeau Speaks at Vigil for Muslim Family Killed in 'Planned' Attack

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke to hundreds of people who had gathered outside a mosque in London, Ontario, on June 8 to remember four family members who were killed in an anti-Muslim attack.

The prime minister, who had earlier condemned the “act of hatred”, said the family was loved and would be “so deeply missed.”

The victims – two parents, two children and a grandmother from the Afzaal family – were out walking when they were struck by a truck at an intersection in London on June 6. The sole survivor was a 9-year-old boy, who remains in hospital.

Police said the attack was an “intentional act” and that the victims were targeted because of their Islamic faith. They said there was evidence that this was a “planned, premeditated act, motivated by hate.”

Nathaniel Veltman, 20, has been charged with four counts of first degree murder and one count of attempt murder. Credit: @Chandu_Sayzz via Storyful

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