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Montrealers Are Holding A Protest This Weekend To Demand Justice For Joyce Echaquan

Masks are mandatory at protests according to the government's red alert protocols.
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Montrealers Are Holding A Protest This Weekend To Demand Justice For Joyce Echaquan

A protest will take place on Saturday, October 3* from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. to demand justice for Joyce Echaquan, an Attikamek woman who died on Monday, September 28. While laying on her death bed, Echaquan recorded a Facebook live session of herself in the hospital room crying for help.

Instead of tending to the patient, staff can be heard saying things like she was only good for sex and would be better off dead. "And who do you think is paying for this," can also be heard.

The mother of seven had apparently gone to the hospital for stomach pain and passed away shortly after the video was recorded. 

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Join us peacefully in solidarity on behalf of Joyce Echaquan and her family!


The rally will start at Place Émilie-Gamelin at 1 p.m. on Saturday and the march will begin at 1:45 p.m.

The event will be hosted by IskweuNakuset Sohkisiwin, and Janis Qavavauq-Bibeau.

Protests are allowed in the red alert protocols set by the provincial government, which are set to kick in on Thursday, October 1. Masks are mandatory and social distancing must be practiced.

A separate group has set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for Echaquan's children.


When: Saturday, October 3, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Address: Place Émilie-Gamelin, 1500, rue Berri, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: To fight the injustice that Joyce Echaquan and so many other Indigenous people continue to face today.

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