Here's How Brampton is Honouring Victims of the Toronto Van Attack

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After a rental van plowed through a Toronto sidewalk full of pedestrians on Monday April 23, 2018, the City of Brampton has lowered its flags.

Flags have been lowered to half-mast at City of Brampton facilities in the wake of the tragic event at Yonge Street and Finch Avenue.

On Monday April 23 before 1:30 p.m., Toronto police received a call regarding a white rental van driving south on Yonge Street and hitting pedestrians.

Police say the driver was arrested shortly after.

Twenty-five year old Alek Minassian has been charged with 10 counts of first degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder as of Tuesday April 24, according to Toronto police.

As a community Brampton’s thoughts are with the families and friends of those who lost their lives, the injured, witnesses and first responders. We stand together with our neighbours and with you are #TorontoStrong,” reads the City of Brampton’s website.

“The half-masting of national, provincial and municipal flags is a protocol whereby honour and respect is demonstrated by the City of Brampton. The act of half-masting is a dramatic visual statement, which reflects the collective sorrow and mourning of the public.”
The flags will be at half-mast until April 28, according to the city.
Photo courtesy of the City of Brampton on Twitter

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