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Polytechnique: the 30th anniversary of a Canadian tragedy
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Polytechnique: the 30th anniversary of a Canadian tragedy 

December 6, 1989, was a day of shattered innocence for the city of Montreal. The massacre of 14 women at the École Polytechnique by a gunman who later took his own life, destroyed families and deeply injured a community that was used to peace and safety. 

The gunman walked into classrooms, through the halls, into offices, into the cafeteria, killing women along the way. In the first classroom he walked into, he instructed the men and women to separate, then let the men leave. He targeted only the women. His stated mission was to fight feminism. The men, apparently, walked out of the classroom without incident, leaving their classmates to their doom

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