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Thousands line roads to pay respect to Canadian soldier killed by extremist


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Thousands line roads to pay respect to Canadian soldier killed by extremist

The body of a Canadian soldier shot dead by a radical extremist has been escorted to his town of Hamilton.

Nathan Cirillo was killed while guarding the country’s war memorial.

Thousands of people lined the roads on the route from Ottawa to Hamilton to pay their respects, waving flags and laying flowers.

Cirillo will be given a full regimental funeral in Hamilton’s cathedral on Tuesday.

The Canadian government has vowed to toughen laws on terrorism. However critics warn against letting intelligence services have too much power and harming civil liberties.

There are fears of a backlash against Canadian Muslims, with a mosque in Alberta already vandalised.

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