Fairfield, Australia (AINA) -- Hundreds of Assyrians held a demonstration to protest the massacre of 58 Catholic Assyrians (also known as Chaldeans and Syriacs) at Our Lady of Deliverance church in Baghdad on October 31. The Assyrian Universal Alliance issued the following statement:
We offer our heartfelt condolences to the immediate family of the parishioners and Reverent fathers who lost their lives during this horrific attack and to the Assyrian nation worldwide. May almighty God rest their souls in peace. Let this martyrdom be a reminder to our people, particularly our churches, to stand shoulder to shoulder in defending our nation.
In Toronto, Canada, hundreds of Assyrians held a similar demonstration in Mississauga.
Demonstration will be held on Monday at noon local time in nearly twenty cities in Canada, United States, Sweden, Holland, Germany and Australia.