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Cindy Gladue decision sparks cross-country protests

Click here to see more photos from the rally.

Listen to speeches from the rally in Toronto outside the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General's office at 720 Bay Street.

Toronto speakers:

Introduction by Elder and drummers

Christa Big-Canoe, Aboriginal Legal Services

Audrey Huntley, No More Silence, sharing the statement released by the Gladue family 

Lena Peters, Black Lives Matters

Chanelle Gallant, STRUT

Convinced that Cindy had consented to the violence that left an 11 cm wound in her vagina causing her to bleed to death, an almost all-white, almost all-male jury acquitted her killer, a white man.

Cindy, a 36-year-old Indigenous mother, was found dead in a bathtub at the Yellowhead Inn in Edmonton on June 23, 2011. 

The accused, Bradley Barton, was a long-distance truck driver from Ontario.

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