Terrorism in Toronto

Chloe Hewitt, Contributor

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Yesterday in Toronto, Canada, a man driving a van jumped the curb killing 10 people and injuring 15. It is said to be an intentional and deliberate act of terrorism. The driver, Alek Minassian, age 25, was put into custody about 30 minutes after the authorities received the call of the accident.

Near a busy intersection in Toronto, Minassian jumped the curb striking pedestrians on the side walk. Destruction from the van is seen to have made it around a mile before stopping. Phil Zullo, a witness of the scene, told the Canadian press Minassian was driving a Ryder rental truck. He then watched the suspect being arrested by the police along with the horrific sight of people scattered all over the road.

Witnesses have given reports of multiple victims of the accident being resuscitated on the scene. Many of the people hit by the van were sitting in a bus shelter when the van struck it. Those who were injured were transported to Sunnybrook’s Emergency Department where they then locked down and added much precaution. Many of the victims brought in were in critical, serious, and fair conditions.

Minassian is now in custody and is being questioned by the authorities. It has not yet been proven that the act was, in fact, terrorism, but it was definitely intentional. He will be charged with 10 counts of first degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder. Minassian will be facing serious jail time for the van rampage.

Earlier that day, Minassian posted a hostile message on Facebook about women. The message suggested that he was part of an online community of men who were livid over “their inability to form relationships with women.”(CBS News Network). According to the authorities and Minassian’s acquaintances, the riot was an act of hate towards women. This incident reminded many Canadians of a massacre of women that happened in Canada in 1989 in which 14 women died. Soon after the Facebook message was discovered by the investigators, Facebook deleted the account as a whole.

Most of those who were killed or injured in the rampage were women, which is another reason as to why the authorities have reason to believe that this was, in fact, an act of hate towards the female sex.

Witnesses, injured suspects, and the families of those people were in definite shock of the incident. The Prime Minister of Canada apologized to the country and gave his heart to those injured, lost, and the family and friends of the suspects of the accident. It is not yet proven whether or not this was an act of terrorism but was definitely intentional. Minassian’s anger towards women could have been one of the causes of the riot, but authorities are still investigating.

 

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