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“The memory of the attack in which 14 young women lost their lives is still painful”

Today marks the 32nd anniversary of the Montreal massacre.

Today marks the 32nd anniversary of the Montreal massacre, where 14 women, students at Université de Montréal’s École Polytechnique, lost their lives in a mass shooting motivated by misogyny. Dec. 6 is now the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

This morning Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante commented on the anniversary.

“The memory of the attack in which 14 young women lost their lives is still painful. For too many women, violence continues to be a part of everyday life. Let us remember, so that violence against women stops and that they have the future that belongs to them.”

—Valérie Plante

Today marks the 32nd anniversary of the Montreal massacre.

As has been done every year since 2015, 14 lights will be lit on Mount Royal this evening beginning at 5:10 p.m., the time the attack began in 1989. As each light is lit, the names of the 14 women will be read aloud.

For more on today’s remembrance ceremony and other commemorative events, please visit the Polytechnique website.


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