Today we remember the 14 young women whose lives were senselessly lost in a mass-shooting at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal #December6.
The École Polytechnique massacre was a mass shooting at the École Polytechnique in Montreal, Quebec, Canada that occurred on December 6, 1989. A Shooter armed with a rifle and a hunting knife, shot 28 people, killing 14 women, before committing suicide.
He began his attack by entering a classroom and separating the male and female students claiming he was “fighting feminism”.
Calling the women “a bunch of feminists,” he shot all nine women in the room, killing six. His suicide note claimed political motives and blamed feminists for ruining his life. This is the deadliest mass shooting in Canadian history.
Today being the 29th anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre, is Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.