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Hundreds Of Montrealers Marched Against Domestic Violence Yesterday (PHOTOS)

The march was "in the name of Rebekah Love Harry."
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Hundreds Of Montrealers Marched Against Domestic Violence Yesterday (PHOTOS)

On April 3, a march against domestic violence "in the name of Rebekah Love Harry," a 29-year-old woman who died in hospital three days after an alleged assault by her boyfriend, took place in Montreal.

Hundreds of Montrealers met at Cabot Square, then began marching towards Dorchester Square at 5:30 p.m.

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Svetlana Chernienko, a mental health advocate from Montreal, led the march, alongside Harry's family members.

While marching along rue Sainte-Catherine, Chernienko yelled "Say her name!" in which people would respond "Rebekah Love Harry."

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Once at Dorchester Square, various members of Harry's family gave speeches, including her brother Teddy Frenette and her 9-year-old son, Cordai.

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GoFundMe page that aims to help Harry's family out during these difficult times and "[pull] together money for [Cordai]" has recently been set up.

MTL Blog reached out to the SPVM to find out just how many people were in attendance for Saturday's march but were told an exact number could not be provided.

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But, from being in attendance myself, I can say with certainty that hundreds showed up to protest against domestic violence and make sure that Rebekah Love Harry will always be remembered.

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If you are experiencing domestic violence, there is help. Quebec residents can visit SOS violence conjugale for immediate assistance or call 1-800-363-9010.

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