Albert Roussel: Sinfonietta @SinfoniaToronto @NurhanArman conductor https://youtu.be/ju7-NDZr3A0
Toronto police say four people were shot as Toronto Raptors fans packed the city’s downtown to watch the team’s NBA title parade. Police said four people had sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries in the incident. They added that two people had been taken into custody, and the parade was resumed after a short delay.
An estimated 1.5 million fans attended the parade to celebrate the Raptors’ victory over the Golden State Warriors last week, the first time a non-US team has won the NBA title.
The parade route ended in a square outside City Hall, where police lifted those seeking safety over barricades to help them escape the crush. A child pulled over a barrier and onto a stretcher was among those evacuated. City officials prevented any further entry into the square and shut down several subway stations near the parade due to overcrowding.
Credit to the rally organizers for managing to calm the crowd down and avoid a huge stampede of people, but overall, this was poorly planned and we’re lucky nobody was killed.