Absolution after sexual assault: “Our anger is great”

A hundred people gathered in front of the Quebec courthouse at noon to protest against the judgment of judge Matthieu Poliquin who absolved a sexual aggressor.

Absolution after sexual assault: “Our anger is great”

A hundred people gathered in front of the Quebec courthouse at noon to protest against the judgment of judge Matthieu Poliquin who absolved a sexual aggressor.

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"Our anger is great," said Audrée Houle of the Center femmes d'hui, who spoke in front of a hundred demonstrators this afternoon in front of the Quebec courthouse. They are against the Poliquin judgment, a judge from Trois-Rivières who offered a conditional discharge to the sexual aggressor Simon Houle because of his young age and his work as an engineer.

At the microphone, Audrée Houle affirmed that “this judgment constitutes violence against women”. “The flaws in the system are wide and it is women who too often suffer the consequences,” she added.

Slogans attacking the judge were also chanted like “Poliquin judges good for nothing”.

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