Raphaël Napa André memorial

Montrealers pay respects to Raphaël Napa André one year after this death

A memorial is happening at Cabot Square at 2 p.m.

One year after the death of Raphaël Napa André, a memorial will be held at Cabot Square in downtown Montreal. The 51-year-old Innu man passed away in the cold on Parc Avenue, near a homeless shelter that was closed overnight due to the pandemic. André’s body was discovered in a Porta Potty at the corner of Milton, where it was thought he was seeking shelter and hiding from police during the curfew.

André’s death sparked outrage over the plight of the homeless, particularly during the curfew. Last winter, Resilience Montreal named a heated tent in Cabot Square in his memory.

Nakuset of Resilience Montreal

The Raphaël Napa André memorial takes place at Cabot Square (Atwater & Ste-Catherine) on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2 p.m.

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