The One Million March for Children is currently underway, with thousands of Canadians from across the country taking part in the protest.
The marches were initially organized by Muslim parents who were growing increasingly disillusioned with school teachings on gender and sexuality.
Several organizations have played a part in organizing the protests, including Hands Off Our Kids, run by Muslim activists Bahira Abdulsalam and Kamel El-Cheikh.
Organizers hoped the wave of protests and absences will “unite people for a noble cause, to safeguard children from gender ideology teachings, sexual indoctrination, exposure to explicit sexual content, (and) ensuring that parental consent remains paramount.”
There have also been several counter-protests in response to March, many of them led by union and gender ideology activists, who have attempted to frame the march as “racist” and “transphobic.”
Protests are taking place in major cities across Canada, including Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and more.
True North journalists are reporting live on the scene: