Montrealers march for Nelson Mandela

Roughly 150 admirers of the former South-African leader came out in droves to show their love one last time for the esteemed man.

The march proceeded through the Côte-des-Neiges borough and ended in the parc named in Mandela's honour.

People of all ethnic groups participated while chanting songs promoting love, unity and freedom.

Participant Wayne Daniels says the event gave him a chance to celebrate the famed man's work alongside other Montrealers

"The march was an opportunity for me to come out here and pay my respects to Nelson Mandela and all that he stood for along with everybody here."

On the other hand, it was Mandela's continuous efforts to unite people and end wars that lead Claude Talbot to march in the biting cold.

"There are lots of wars and lots of division between people. Why? That guy fought to unite the people."

Photo credit: Chris Nardi

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