Rally raises issue of missing, murdered women
Posted: Jul 11, 2012 2:12 PM CT
Last Updated: Jul 11, 2012 4:14 PM CT
Hundreds of people in Winnipeg gathered for a rally on Wednesday to raise the issue of Manitoba's missing and murdered women.
Participants marched from The Forks starting at 10 a.m. CT to Portage and Main, where various speakers addressed the crowd from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The event was part of a Call to Action, organized by the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and other native groups, which comes in the wake of the arrest of an alleged serial killer who is accused of murdering three aboriginal women in Winnipeg.
Mae Louise Campbell of the Grandmother's Council, which took part in the rally in the city's downtown, says she wants to educate non-aboriginal people on the issue.
"People don’t care — 'Oh, it’s just another Indian, just another Indian girl, who cares?' I tell you, if these were white, young girls, this whole city would be up in arms," Campbell said.
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