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Vigils planned to remember victims of Montreal Massacre

24 years ago, 14 women were killed at Ecole Polytechnique

Commemorative plaque at the University of Montreal

Candlelight vigils are planned across Canada Friday marking the 24th anniversary of the massacre at Montreal's Ecole Polytechnique.
    
On this day in 1989, gunman Marc Lepine walked into the engineering school and murdered 14 women before taking his own life.
    
In Montreal, various vigils will be taking place and at the University, a bouquet of 14 white roses will be placed in front of the memorial plaque dedicated to the women who died in the massacre. Campus flags will be lowered to half-mast.

In Toronto, the group "Women Won't Forget" will hold a walk and candlelight vigil starting at 6 p.m. at Philosopher's Walk near the intersection of Bloor St., Queen's Park Crescent and Avenue Road.

In Ottawa, hundreds are expected to attend a vigil in Minto Park at the Woman's Monument.

The annual vigils are a reminder that much work remains to be done so women are no longer the victims of violence.

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