Protests against indoctrination of the LGBT ideology in schools took place across Canada on Wednesday as part of the "1 Million March 4 Children" demonstration, which saw tens of thousands gathering in major cities.
The protesters, who called on authorities to end "gender ideology" in schools, were condemned by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, accusing them of spreading hate.
"Transphobia, homophobia, and biphobia have no place in this country," Trudeau said on Twitter. "We strongly condemn this hate and its manifestations, and we stand united in support of 2SLGBTQI+ Canadians across the country – you are valid and you are valued."
Protesters urged school authorities to stop indoctrinating children, carrying signs such as "Leave our Kids Alone!" and "Stop Gender Ideology".
A short clip of one such protest in Ottawa was retweeted by US billionaire Elon Musk with a short "Wow".
The gathering on Wednesday also coincided with a campaign by parent groups urging people not to send their children to school to protest sexual indoctrination.
The protests reflect a heightened public debate across the US and Europe over a gender identity narrative in schools, as movements comprising parent groups and religious communities join hands to object to pro-LGBT content being exposed to their children, including graphic materials.