The case of Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr has received little public sympathy in Canada since he was captured in Afghanistan in July 2002 at the age of 15.
Yesterday, about 40 Coburg students who call themselves “Kids for Khadr” came to Toronto’s U.S.
consulate to voice their concerns about Khadr’s continued detention and upcoming war crimes trials. This follows demonstrations in Coburg and on Parliament Hill, where they received the support of Liberal Senator Roméo Dallaire.
The students held placards posted on hockey sticks calling for Guantanamo’s closure and screamed wildly as motorists honked in support.