VANCOUVER – There was grief and outrage on the streets of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside on Saturday, as hundreds gathered to remember aboriginal women who have died or gone missing.
Family members clutched photos of lost daughters and sisters as they led the 25th Annual Downtown Eastside Women’s Memorial March, stopping to lay roses at spots where their loved ones were killed.
A woman who identified herself as the mother of Cassandra Antone, who was killed in 1997, told the crowd that the deaths of indigenous people amount to genocide and must be stopped.
Aboriginal women in traditional clothing beat drums and sang as the protest began just after noon at Main Street and Hastings Street.
Organizers of the march say they continue to reiterate the call for a public inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women.
They also say they support the…
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