COMMEMORATIVE MARCH IN HONOR OF FREDY VILLANUEVA
“Three years later, the struggle goes on”
SUNDAY, August 7, 2011
2PM Gathering and presentation (march follows)
MEET at Corner Pascal and Rolland in Montréal-North
VIGIL IN MEMORY OF FREDY
“Fredy lives in our hearts!”
TUESDAY, August 9, 2011
6PM Gathering at the corner Pascal and Rolland
Almost three years ago, Fredy Villanueva was shot to death by Officer
Jean-Loup Lapointe, in Montreal-North.
Three years later, the Villanueva family still waits for the truth about
the police operation that cost Fredy his life on August 9, 2008.
Coroner André Perreault, who presided over a long inquest into the causes
and circumstances surrounding Fredy Villanueva’s death, is not able to
render a decision because Officer Lapointe’s union and employer are
engaging in dilatory procedures at the Superior court.
Three years later, Fredy Villanueva’s parents are confronted by the
painful prospect of loosing the only son that remains alive, Dany.
Dany Villanueva, Fredy’s older brother, is struggling to squash a removal
order that would deport him to Honduras, where his life is seriously
threatened. The fight to stop Dany’s deportation complicates the struggle
to find out the truth about Fredy’s death.
Three years later, Quebec society is still reeling from the fatal shooting
on August 9, 2008, and the ensuing riots that took over the streets of
Montreal-North the next day.
These events exposed the deep-rooted problems that have been ignored far
too long, highlighting the problem of police investigating police, racial
profiling and the wide-spread poverty of Montreal-North.
Three years later, the struggle is far from over…
For these reasons, we invite you to show your support at the third annual
commemorative march and vigil in honour and memory of Fredy Villanueva.
**a joint call from the Dany Villanueva support committee made up of
members from the Coalition against Police Repression and Abuse,
Montréal-Nord Républik, No One is Illegal-Montreal, and Solidarity across