Canadian politicians on both sides of the political spectrum decried rallies across the country supporting the Palestinian resistance this weekend. The rallies followed the Oct. 7 deadly attacks on Israeli civilians by the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.

The far left has long stood against Israel, and some demonstrators in Canada displayed the communist symbol of the hammer and sickle. The Communist Party of Canada also came out in force, waving red flags with the party’s circular white symbol.

“The Communist Party stands with the Palestinian people who are dying as a result of Zionist expansionism supported by US, Canadian and European imperialism,” the Ontario branch of the Communist Party of Canada said on platform X on Oct. 9. It said it would not be deterred by criticism from Premier Doug Ford and Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow.

Left-wing politicians and labour unions across the world have stood on the side of the Palestinian resistance following the multi-pronged assault that left more than 1,000 Israelis dead, according to Israeli sources.

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