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Vigile pour le 8e anniversaire de l’assassinat de Fredy Villanueva / Vigil for the 8th anniversary of the assassination of Fredy Villanueva


6:00pm
- 9:00pm
Tuesday August 9 2016

Venue: in the parking lot of the Henri-Bourassa arena
Address: behind the 12 000 boul. Rolland in Montreal North
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Le 9 août 2008, Fredy Villanueva, 18 ans, tombait sous les balles d’un tireur fou portant l’uniforme du Service de police de la Ville de Montréal.

Cette année encore, la famille Villanueva et ses sympathisants se réunissent sur les lieux du drame pour commémorer les circonstances douloureuses dans lesquelles ce jeune qui avait toute la vie devant lui a été abattu par la police.

Huit ans plus tard, la justice pour Fredy Villanueva semble toujours loin d’être à portée de la main pour ses proches tant les démarches sur les plans criminels et civils continuent à s’enliser dans le sable mouvant du système judiciaire québécois dont la marque de commerce est sa procrastination légendaire.

À cette aberrante impunité policière s’ajoute la politique de l’autruche de l’arrondissement de Montréal-Nord, qui s’entête à refuser de faire une place à Fredy Villanueva dans la murale du centenaire alors que les décideurs municipaux ont pourtant choisis d’en autoriser la réalisation sur les lieux mêmes où est survenu cette tragédie qui a non seulement marqué l’histoire locale, mais aussi celle du Québec.

Voici donc pourquoi toutes les personnes sympathisant à la cause de la famille Villanueva sont invitées à se joindre à la vigile commémorant ce triste anniversaire.

Le mardi 9 août 2016,

à compter de 18 h,

dans le stationnement de l’aréna Henri-Bourassa

derrière le 12 000 boul. Rolland, à Montréal-Nord

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On August 9 2008, Fredy Villanueva, 18, fell under the bullets of a crazed gunman wearing the uniform of the Montreal police.

Once again, this year the Villanueva family and supporters will gather at the scene to commemorate the painful circumstances in which the young man, who had a lifetime ahead of him, was shot to death by the police.

Eight years later, justice for Fredy Villanueva’s death still seems far away for his relatives as criminal and civil proceedings continues to get bogged down in the quicksand of the Quebec legal system that is well known for his legendary procrastination.

In addition to this aberrant police impunity is the Montreal North borough head-in-the-sand policy, which stubbornly refuse to make room for Fredy Villanueva on the centennial’s mural as municipal leaders have yet decided to authorize its making on the precise spot where took place this tragedy occurred that marked not only local history but also that of Quebec.

That’s why all those sympathetic to the cause of the Villanueva family are invited to join the vigil commemorating this sad anniversary.

On Tuesday, August 9 2016

Starting at 6 pm

in the parking lot of the Henri-Bourassa arena

behind the 12 000 boul. Rolland in Montreal North

Organizer:coalitioncrap@hotmail.fr

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