Queen Victoria Statue Toppled Outside Manitoba Legislature on Canada Day

A statue of Queen Victoria was toppled outside the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, on July 1, amid outrage over the discovery of unmarked graves belonging to Indigenous Canadian children.

A group of protesters pulled down the statue on Canada Day – an annual celebration that marks the country’s confederation.

This footage uploaded by Instagram user Lúcia Rios, shows the statue being pulled off its plinth by a group of people who had attached roped to the statue.

According to local media, citing police, at least one person was arrested after the statue was toppled.

Protests across Canada were fuelled by the recent discoveries of unmarked grave sites on or near the grounds of former residential schools. Credit: Lúcia Rios via Storyful

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