Young muslim kids STOMP the pride flag as their mothers cheer them on pic.twitter.com/hCLospOmzJ
— The Pleb Reporter (@truckdriverpleb) June 9, 2023
On May 31, the Ottawa school board emailed all staff members and outlined a new policy, stating that in all classrooms, from kindergarten to Grade 12, the use of “they/them” pronouns should be used to refer to students until they specify different “preferred pronouns.” The email also specified:
“Staff have a professional and legal responsibility to cultivate an inclusive and accepting environment for 2SLGBTQ+ students and families… This includes embedding resources that accurately reflect and honour 2SLGBTQ+ identities into curriculum subjects and the overall learning environment, from Kindergarten to Grade 12.”
“Opting out” is not an option for students, the school board added.
In response, hundreds of concerned parents, children, and allies gathered in Ottawa to take part in the Education over Indoctrination protest on Friday. The protesters included numerous Muslim families chanting “Leave the kids alone!” One video shows children stomping on Pride flags.