Car rally held in solidarity with Muslim community (14 photos)

Hundreds of cars from across Waterloo Region came out in support

Hundreds of cars came out to the local drive-by car rally held Friday evening. It was a display of solidarity with the Muslim community after a London family was killed in what police have said was a targeted attack.

Three routes were laid out from Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, which converged on the Regional Police headquarters in Cambridge. Local community leaders and politicians were on scene to show their support to everyone that showed up. Many of the cars were decorated in green, carrying signs calling out Islamophobia.

(A brief bit of rain gave way to a rainbow just ahead of the car rally. Phi Doan/insideWaterloo)
(Some residents setting up a banner in solidarity with the London Muslim community. Phi Doan/insideWaterloo)
(A woman walks by a sign that recalls the 2017 Quebec City mosque shooting. Phi Doan/insideWaterloo)
(One of many community leaders greeting folks as they drive through. Phi Doan/insideWaterloo)
(Community leaders and local politicians lined up along the sidewalk, greeting each of the cars. Phi Doan/insideWaterloo)
(One of many cars that evening, flying the flag of Pakistan. Phi/insideWaterloo)
(Many cars were caring signs in solidarity with the London Muslim community. Phi/insideWaterloo)
(A long line-up of cars builds up at the entrance to Regional Police headquarters. Phi Doan/insideWaterloo)
(A woman takes a photo of the long line ahead of them before stepping back into the car. Phi Doan/insideWaterloo)
(One of many cars decorated in green for the rally. Phi Doan/insideWaterloo)
(Phi Doan/insideWaterloo)
(Phi Doan/insideWaterloo)
(Phi Doan/insideWaterloo)
(A man flashes the peace sign as he flies an Arabic nationalist flag from his truck. Phi Doan/insideWaterloo)

The attack in London left four members of a Muslim family dead. Their names are Yumna Afzaal, Madiha Salman, Talat Afzaal, and Salman Afzaal. The only family member to survive was nine-year-old Fayez. He remains in hospital in stable condition.

A fundraiser was created on Launchgood to support him and dedicate a charity project in the name the deceased. Over a million dollars has been raised so far. You can donate here.

A number of mental health supports have been made available locally for those affected by the news of the attack.

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