August 31, 2015


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Local vigil for Amanda Todd, other bullying victims to be held Friday

Manitobans are being encouraged to light a candle Friday at a vigil for Amanda Todd and other victims of bullying.

The vigil will take place Friday at 6 p.m. at the Manitoba Legislative Building, 450 Broadway. Participants are encouraged to wear a pink item, and bring a small candle.

Amanda Todd, 15, is shown in this undated handout photo from one of the many Facebook memorial sites set up after her suspected suicide. Todd had posted a video online on Sept. 7, 2012 of her treatment at the hands of bullies that has prompted a police investigation, expressions of concern and a renewed call to end such cruelty. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Facebook-HO

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Amanda Todd, 15, is shown in this undated handout photo from one of the many Facebook memorial sites set up after her suspected suicide. Todd had posted a video online on Sept. 7, 2012 of her treatment at the hands of bullies that has prompted a police investigation, expressions of concern and a renewed call to end such cruelty. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Facebook-HO

It’s being organized by a group called Global Girl Power, which notes on its website that simultaneous vigils will take place in at least 15 cities in three countries.

Todd, 15, took her own life last week after years of online bullying and blackmail. She related her anguish on the Internet before her death, and her cause has prompted a flood of discussion, memorials and more than 100 Facebook pages dedicated to her memory.

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