Saturday , December 4 2021

Memorial & # 39; the Ecole Polytechnique annual turn the sky & # 39; Montreal in honor of & # 39; 14 victim


Hundreds & # 39; people thanked the cold and snow to attend the annual landmark event & # 39; Montreal to honor the 14 women killed at the Ecole Polytechnique on the 6 & # 39; December 1989.

Fourteen beam – one for each victim – illuminated the skyline & # 39; Montreal between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.

The Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Quebec Premier François Legault and Mayor & # 39; Valérie Plante Montreal attended the event to mark the 29th anniversary of women's death, along with & # 39; shooting survivors and friends and family of the victims.

After the light in the belvedere of & # 39; Mount Royal, were placed wreaths in memory of women and there was a minute & # 39; Silence.

Plante said after the ceremony that this event is very important for Montrealers who want to reflect and survive together.

"It's a special moment when we arrived at & # 39; Mont Royal and look at the lights", said French.

"We are on the mountains but can & # 39; viewed from across the city. It is important for us that comes here because people want, and need to, be together and remember these women who were killed because they were women".

The anniversary coincides with the National Day & # 39; Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women.

"I think as a society we need to remember what happened 29 years ago so that we are trying to do better", said Catherine Bergeron, who lost a sister Genevieve in shooting. (CBC)

Catherine Bergeron, the sister Genevieve was killed in the attack, told CBC News that year after year, this monument means a lot to her and her family.

"For me, it is very important to remember my partner Genevieve, who died 29 years ago," she said. "It's the perfect way to remember my sister, who was the sun and the light for me."

Bergeron said that unfortunately violence against women is a thing of the past, and there is still a long fight & # 39; forward.

"I think as a society we need to remember what happened 29 years ago to try to do better", she said.

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