Hacker group Anonymous holds protest at Halifax RCMP to demand justice for Rehtaeh Parsons

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HALIFAX _ The mother of Rehtaeh Parsons dabbed her eyes with a tissue as dozens of people chanted in front of the Halifax district RCMP office on Sunday to demand justice for the young woman who took her own life after months of bullying.

People held signs and wrote messages on a banner for the 17-year-old, who hanged herself and was taken off life-support about a week ago.

Leah Parsons, Rehtaeh’s mother, attended the rally and could be seen crying and hugging people in the crowd as various speakers took to a microphone to voice their concerns.

Rehtaeh Parsons has gained widespread international attention since her family blamed her death on bullying that was linked to an alleged sexual assault by four boys at a house party in 2011.

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The peaceful protest was organized by the online hacker group Anonymous, which claims it knows the identities of the…

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