‘No justice, no peace’: Ottawa gathering in solidarity with Colten Boushie
Last night Gerald Stanley was found not-guilty in the shooting of 22-year-old Colten Boushie, an Indigenous man from Red Pheasant First Nation, a Cree community in Saskatchewan.
Following the verdict more than 20 gatherings across the country were called to stand in solidarity with Boushie’s family.
About 100 people showed up to the Ottawa event held on Parliament Hill, brandishing posters calling for justice and criticizing the decision made by an all-white jury.
The gathering was called for noon; as it struck, the national anthem sounded from the Peace Tower. Loud bells rang for about 30 minutes, drowning out the voices of those gathered to mourn and share personal experiences — a telling sign for some.