Montreal: Protesters in Canada smashed a statue of Prime Minister John MacDonald, causing severe damage.
According to the International News Agency, angry protesters in the Canadian city of Montreal tore down a historic statue of the country’s first prime minister, Sir John A. MacDonald, and severed his head from the statue. One of the protesters viralized the video of the demolition of the statue.
The Quebec administration called the demolition of the statue of the country’s first prime minister “unbearable” and called for refraining from distorting history. However, no arrests have been made.
McDonald’s was Canada’s prime minister for 19 years. In addition to infrastructure and construction policies, his reputation was to establish a “residential school system” that would force more than 1.5 million children out of home boarding schools over a century. Sent
Many children were abused and some died in these boarding schools away from home. These children were not allowed to speak their mother tongue or practice their culture. An official 2015 report called the whole process a “genocide of culture.”
Montreal protesters were also protesting against Sir John MacDonald’s move, which led to the demolition of his statue.