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Red dresses placed on the Hill to remember missing, murdered women

Dozens of red dresses were laid on the front steps of Parliament Hill today in a ceremony to commemorate "thousands of missing, murdered and abused women and children."

'No more are we going to turn our backs. No more are we going to be silent about the violence.'

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      People gathered on Parliament Hill today in a solemn ceremony to remember missing, murdered and abused aboriginal women and children.

      In a symbolic movement that's crossing the country, supporters laid dozens of red dresses on the steps leading to the Peace Tower in a show of solidarity with the fight for justice for the victims.

      "No more are we going to turn our backs," said Claudette Commanda, a Kitigan Zibi band councillor and teacher at the University of Ottawa. "No more are we going to be silent about the violence."

      People laid dozens of red dresses on the steps of Parliament Hill today to commemorate missing and murdered aboriginal women. 0:29