Femicide demonstration to be held in Cowansville Friday

By Michael Boriero
Femicide demonstration to be held in Cowansville Friday

A demonstration denouncing femicide in the province, and pleading with the Quebec government to take swift action, will take place Friday morning outside Brome-Missisquoi MNA Isabelle Charest’s office in Cowansville.

Charest is the minister of education, as well as the minister responsible for the status of women. ConcertAction Femmes Estrie and the Coalition des groupes de femmes de Haute-Yamaska et de Brome-Missisquoi are running tomorrow’s demonstration.

The two organizations mobilized following the tragic deaths of Patrizia Rao from Dunham and Maria Cristovao from Laval nearly two weeks ago. Townshippers are asked to attend the demonstration in support of every woman suffering in silence from domestic violence.

Although the Sureté du Québec and the Service de Police de Laval haven’t confirmed that either death can be considered a femicide case, the general assumption is that the two suspected murder-suicides are in fact Quebec’s first two cases of femicide in 2022.
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