Vigil in solidarity with Ferguson Sunday in Montreal

Photo: Jasmine Wilson

About 150 Montrealers held a vigil in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Missouri and victims of police violence Sunday evening.

The vigil began around 6:00 P.M. in front of the Police Brotherhood offices at 480 rue Gilford.

Activists were on hand speaking about police brutality, including one survivor from Montreal.

Some brought signs remembering victims of police violence in Montreal including Fredy Villanueva.

The vigil ended with those in attendance taking a photo with the theme "Hands Up".

"Hands Up" the sign for surrender has become a symbol of protest in the days since the death of Michael Brown.

A global day of protest was called by Anonymous, a loosely organized global network of activists and hackers who have been following events in Ferguson. “It is time to show everyone that Ferguson is not alone,” the group said in a communiqué.

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