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December-06-96

Canadian Women Commemorate Murders of Female Engineering Students

On December 6, women across Canada will commemorate the murders of 14 women engineering students at the hands of a man who opened fire at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, shouting "You're all fucking feminists. You're women, you're going to be engineers. I hate feminists, I'm against feminism. That's why I'm here." The Canadian Women's Internet Association has been holding a "Candlelight Vigil Across the Internet," inviting other sites to display a candle graphic linking to the vigil site to increase awareness of violence against women. Groups will be holding walks and commemorative events throughout the day. For more information on events, visit the events page from the candlelight vigil site.

Media Resources: The Canadian Women's Internet Association; Catt's Claws Newsletter - December 6, 1996