Morning Buzz: 6 People Have Been Killed at a Canadian Mosque Shooting + More
A deadly shooting in Quebec City leads this morning’s top news stories. Check that and more out below.
Tonight, Canadians grieve for those killed in a cowardly attack on a mosque in Quebec City. My thoughts are with victims & their families.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 30, 2017
1. Two gunmen opened fire during evening prayer at the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center on Sunday night, leaving six people dead and 19 more injured. Two suspects were arrested, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued a statement calling the shootings an act of terrorism. “Muslim-Canadians are an important part of our national fabric, and these senseless acts have no place in our communities, cities and country,” he said. “Canadian law enforcement agencies will protect the rights of all Canadians, and will make every effort to apprehend the perpetrators of this act and all acts of intolerance.”
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) January 29, 2017
2. A lot of people are deleting Uber — here’s why. You might have noticed a LOT of people, including many celebs, in your social media feeds posting a screenshot of them deleting their Uber account, and it has to do with President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban order. When the airport protests first started on Saturday night, New York Taxi Workers stopped service to the airport for an hour “in solidarity with thousands protesting inhumane & unconstitutional #MuslimBan.” However, Uber kept operating (but dropped surge pricing). People felt this was exploitative, and immediately started calling for others to stop supporting the app. It was also revealed that in a company-wide meeting earlier in the week, CEO Travis Kalanick (who is also a member of Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum) told employees that it was important to work with President Trump. Uber’s main competition, Lyft, meanwhile, announced yesterday that they would donate a million dollars (over the course of four years) to the ACLU to “defend our constitution.”