Deadly drugs and international injustice are the subjects of a pair of protests at the Manitoba Legislative Building on Saturday.
The afternoon rally focused on Fentanyl, and Carfentanil.
Sherry Isaac is with The Addict’s Mom, and helped organize the protest to support the family of 26 year old Britney Genaille, who overdosed on Fentanyl last month and died.
“We are trying to create more awareness that there are many families out there who are grieving just like this family, and they deserve the answers, they deserve the closure, creating the awareness that you know what, the drugs that are out there on the street are killing our children.”
Isaac is scared that young people aren’t taking the issue seriously enough, unless it touches their lives directly.
She also says the federal government needs to take immediate action to tackle the opioid crisis, and welcomes news from a summit that wrapped up in Ottawa this week which concluded that a national public emergency needs to be declared.
That protest began at 3pm, while an earlier protest at 11am was held by a humanitarian group to bring light to attacks on Hindu and other indigenous groups in Bangladesh in recent weeks.