This Sunday will mark the 31st anniversary of the Ecole Polytechnique Massacre, in which 14 women lost their lives.
On December 6, 1989, twenty-five-year-old Marc Lepine opened fire, shooting 28 people and killing 14 women before turning the gun on himself.
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Beacons of light will shine towards the sky from Mont-Royal in honour of the memory of the young women who lost their lives in the tragedy. The City of Montreal and Polytechnique Montréal invites the public to reflect and take a moment of silence for the victims on December 6.
J’annonce également que la @MTL_Ville et l’arrondissement du @CentrevilleMTL vont poursuivre la tradition de l’illumination des faisceaux lumineux sur le sommet du Mont-Royal chaque 6 décembre, en l’honneur des 14 femmes victimes de l’attentat du #6décembre1989. (3/3) pic.twitter.com/sSEzWONnK5
— Valérie Plante (@Val_Plante) December 2, 2020
The city’s skyline will be lit by a light projection installation during the evening. The 14 beacons will be lit one by one as the names of all 14 victims are read aloud.
Moment Factory has installed the light installation in commemoration of the massacre every year since 2014.
The following photos were shared by Moment Factory ahead of the 2019 commemoration.