MAGA Cap Causes Disruption at Vigil For New Zealand Massacre Victims

A young man apparently caused a stir when he wore a "Make America Great Again" cap at a Canadian university during a vigil for victims of last week's New Zealand mosque massacre.

The unidentified man showed up to Tuesday's vigil at York University in Toronto, Ontario, as reported by The Independent.

The man was captured on video, which was then posted to Twitter. The short clip shows what looks to be a white male standing there while someone confronts him and yells, "These people don't owe you an explanation. There was a f**king massacre and you're wearing a symbol of racism. Get the f**k out."

Twitter user raneemayoub posted the video and claimed the MAGA cap-wearing man said "the vigil was meaningless," which prompted her to state, "my school held a vigil to honour the lost lives caused by the attack in New Zealand. This man showed up with a MAGA hat on purpose. This was taking place in Toronto."

Posting this again with an explanation... my school held a vigil to honour the lost lives caused by the attack in New Zealand. This man showed up with a MAGA hat on purpose. This was taking place in Toronto. Before i started recording he was saying the vigil was meaningless. pic.twitter.com/qxZLrC5jDY

— رنيم (@raneemayoub) March 19, 2019

The Twitter poster also said the man in the red cap knew "he'd cause a scene" by showing up in the cap, and that her school is "very diverse and is for the most part supportive of all individuals regardless of their race, belief, sexuality, etc."

She added that wearing the hat "is only asking for trouble" and that it was disrespectful.

"Regardless of what this hat means to everyone who was there... this vigil was being held for one reason and it was to celebrate the lives of the victims. Showing up with a MAGA hat is only asking for trouble, taking away the meaning of the vigil and disrespecting the victims," she added in another tweet.

The killing of 50 people at a New Zealand mosque last Friday grabbed worldwide attention, and there have been vigils all over the globe to mourn the victims. Another 50 people were injured in the shooting that was broadcast live through social media.

Trump began wearing the red "Make America Great Again" cap during his 2016 presidential campaign, and it has become a symbol to represent both the president and his supporters.