WASHINGTON (CIRCA via STORYFUL) — A young man wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat made an appearance at a vigil Monday at Toronto’s York University for the victims of the Christchurch shooting, drawing harsh criticism from those present, before being told leave.
This footage, filmed and uploaded to Twitter by Raneem Ayoub, shows the incident. Ayoub wrote that the man “showed up with a MAGA hat on purpose” and said the vigil was “meaningless” before other students made him leave.
Posting this again with an explanation... my school held a vigil to honour the lost lives caused by the attack in New Zealand. This man showed up with a MAGA hat on purpose. This was taking place in Toronto. Before i started recording he was saying the vigil was meaningless. pic.twitter.com/qxZLrC5jDY— رنيم (@raneemayoub) March 19, 2019
“The man in the cap did not attend the vigil until the very ending of the event when it was being finished off with a prayer,” Ayoub said in her tweets. “During the prayer, he was arguing with the two men next to him. Everyone else at the vigil ignored him until the vigil was officially over (out of respect of the victims and the event). No one approached him and disturbed the vigil until it was finished.”
The suspect in the New Zealand massacre is affiliated with many nationalist groups, and the attack is presumed to be racially motivated. President Trump, the man behind the 'MAGA' hats, tweeted his condolences to the victims after the attack.
My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques. 49 innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many more seriously injured. The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do. God bless all!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2019
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