Hundreds of people, despite the cold and snow to attend the annual memorial event in Montreal in honor of 14 women who were killed at the Ecole Polytechnique December 6, 1989.
Fourteen rays of light – one for each of the victims – illuminated horizon Montreal between 5 pm and 10 pm
Prem & # 39; -Minister Justin Trudeau, Quebec premier & # 39; er François Legault and Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante took part in the event on the occasion of the 29th anniversary of women's deaths, together with the victims of the shooting, and friends and seven & # 39; and the dead.
After lighting at Mount Royal Belvedere, wreaths were laid in memory of the women and a minute's silence was held.
Rays of light for every woman killed in the Polytechnique Massacre. I always get chills watching it. If you're in Montreal, you should be able to look in the direction of the mountain and see the light. #polyjemesouviens pic.twitter.com/ObTBv2HIkv
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Plante said after the ceremony that the event is very important for Montrealers, who want to reflect and heal together.
"This is a special time when we came to the Mount Royal and see the world," she said in French.
"We are on the hill, but you can see them all over the city. It is important for us to come here, because people want and need to be together and remember the 14 women who were killed because they were women. "
The anniversary coincides with the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
Catherine Bergeron, whose sister Genevieve was killed in the attack, told CBC News, year after year, this monument means a lot to her and her family & # 39; and.
"For me it is very important to remember, my sister Genevieve, who died 29 years ago," she said. "This is the perfect way to remember my sister, who was the sun and the light for me."
Bergeron said that, unfortunately, violence against women is not a & # 39 is a thing of the past, and there is still a long struggle ahead.
"I think that as a society we have to remember what happened 29 years ago to try to do better," she said.