Pro-Palestinian Montrealers gathered at Mount Royal Metro Wednesday evening to show their support for victims and survivors of the violence in Gaza during the current Israeli siege.
About 300 demonstrators, both Jews and Palestinians, joined hands and chanted slogans as they marched through the Plateau.
They mourned the loss of those killed and called for peace between Israel and Palestine.
Names and ages of the dead were displayed on posters held by protesters, many of them children.
The marchers want the Canadian government to reassess its staunch support of Israel's military siege in Gaza.
Demonstrator Sam Bick thinks John Baird's recent pro-Israeli comments went too far.
"We're also here to oppose Harper and the Conservative government who is supporting Israel in a way that probably extends Israeli civil society" says Bick "Giving Israel carte blanche to do whatever they want."
John Baird recently made statements in support of the Israeli offensive.
Demonstrator Mariam Haraz believes all these protests and new information might be swaying public opinion towards their cause.
"People are beggining to understand the whole situation," she says "so it's refeshing to see that so many people have decided to be pro Palestine"
Another demonstration is planned for Friday to be held in front of the Israeli consulate.