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Scene: Rally to “Bring Back Our Girls”

Demonstrators gathered in Dundas Square to demand the release of nearly 300 kidnapped Nigerian girls.

WHERE: Dundas Square

WHEN: Saturday, May 10, 6–9 p.m.

WHAT: A rally organized by African Women Acting, in conjunction with The HopeWorks Connection, calling for the return of more than 270 girls kidnapped on April 14 from their high school in the northeast corner of Nigeria by members of militant group Boko Haram.

The Nigerian government has been criticized for its slow response and its initial unwillingness to accept international assistance. It has now signalled it’s prepared to accept resources from other nations, and the United States, Britain, France, Canada, and China have pledged to help.

Propelled in part by the adoption of the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag on Twitter, the “Bring Back Our Girls” movement has spread, and rallies are being held in cities worldwide.

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