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Winnipeg Protest Camp: We demand a national inquiry

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Winnipeg, August 24, 2014: On the day following the August 19th vigil and march honouring the memory of Tina Fontaine and Faron Hall, grassroots activists set up a protest camp in Memorial Park to call for a national inquiry into the causes of violence against missing and murdered women in Canada. By way of background, Tina Fontaine, a 15-year-old girl, had been murdered and her body dumped in the Red River. Faron Hall, a homeless man who gained national fame for rescuing two people from the Red River, drowned under circumstances that are unknown at this time.Their deaths shocked and saddened the community. As a result, thousands converged on the Alexander Docks, on the bank of the Red River, to honour their memory. The mourners then marched through downtown Winnipeg to The Forks where they held a vigil at the Oodena Celebration Circle. I interviewed two of the women leading the protest camp. Video Production Paul S. Graham http://paulsgraham.ca