By Michael Boriero
Dozens gathered outside Sherbrooke’s city hall Thursday evening to protest the Quebec government’s lack of urgency in addressing domestic violence in the province.
Last week, Nathalie Piché, a 55-year-old woman from Quebec City’s Limoilou neighbourhood, was found unconscious in her apartment, showing signs of violence. She died shortly after being discovered by police. There have been 13 femicides in Quebec since January.
Her partner, 33-year-old Mimouni Noureddine, turned himself in a few hours later. He has been charged with second-degree murder. CALACS Estrie Communications Intervener Kelly Laramée said domestic violence is not slowing down, despite government promises.
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