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Canadian, Italian PMs’ soiree scrapped amid pro-Palestinian protest

MONTREAL: A soiree to be attended by the prime ministers of Canada and Italy on Saturday in Toronto was cancelled over “security concerns”, the Canadian leader’s office said, as pro-Palestinian protesters picketed the venue. Hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators had gathered in front of the Art Gallery of Ontario, where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was due to host his Italian counterpart Giorgia Meloni, according to Canadian media reports. “Due to security concerns, the event was cancelled,” Jen na Ghass-abeh, a spokesperson for the Cana-dian prime minister’s office, said without giving further details. Meloni, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the Group of Seven (G7) nations, is visiting Canada ahead of a leaders’ summit in Italy in June. ccording to Canadian public broad-caster CBC, protesters opposed to Canada’s response to the Israeli aggression. Between 200 and 300 demonstrators took part in the protest, according to the CBC. Videos and photos circulating on social media showed a heavy police presence near the gallery. dawn

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.