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Wpg Free Press: Hundreds attend peace rally after acquittal verdict in shooting death of Boushie

February 12, 2018 — 

As the Winnipeg Free Press reports: 

Hundreds of people answered Indigenous calls for a day of action in response to Friday’s not-guilty verdict in the trial Gerald Stanley, a Saskatchewan farmer who was on trial for second-degree murder in the shooting death of Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old Cree man, at Stanley’s farm….

“This is a reminder walk, a reminder to this country that we are still here. We are not going anywhere. We are here today to commit to a spirit of change,” one rally organizer, University of Manitoba native studies professor Niigaan Sinclair said in opening remarks….

“I’m here because there is such a sense of injustice,” said university professor Shirley Thompson, who marched with an estimated 500 people from The Forks.

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