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Statue toppled in protest of indigenous children deaths at Canada school

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Statue toppled in protest of indigenous children deaths at Canada school

Demonstrators toppled a statue of Canadian public education official Egerton Ryerson in Toronto on Sunday in growing anger over the deaths of more than 200 children at one of his schools.

The remains of the 215 children were found in a mass, unmarked grave earlier this year at one of the so-called “residential schools” for native children he was instrumental in founding.

The statue, housed at Ryerson University, will not be restored or replaced, and the school is reportedly considering changing its name.

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