Monday, August 10, 2009

Villanueva's Death Marked By Montreal Vigil

A crowd of several hundred marched through the streets of Montreal North on Sunday to mark the 1st anniversary of the police shooting death of Fredy Villanueva. Photograph by: Peter McCabe, The Gazette

From The CBC:

About 500 people gathered for a peaceful vigil and march on Sunday to commemorate the police shooting death of a Montreal teenager that sparked a night of rioting in a north-end neighbourhood last year.

The march went through Montreal North before stopping by the Henri-Bourassa park where 18-year-old Fredy Villanueva was shot Aug. 9, 2008, after police confronted him and his friends, who were playing dice.

Two other youths were wounded in the same incident but survived.

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More News On The 1rst Year Anniversary Of Villanueva's Death

500 marchers mark anniversary of teen's death -- CTV
'Never again,' protesters at Fredy Villanueva march say -- Montreal Gazette
Neighbourhood marks one-year anniversary of fatal police shooting -- Canadian Press
Mayor Tremblay skips Villanueva event -- Montreal Gazette

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