Rallies are taking place in several Saskatchewan centres Thursday as a farmer accused of fatally shooting a First Nations man appears in court in North Battleford.
Gerald Stanley faces a charge of second-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie.
A protest rally was organized for outside the courthouse in North Battleford, while smaller rallies happening in other centres including Regina.
Stanley pleaded not guilty at his court appearance and has a bail hearing scheduled for Thursday afternoon
A Facebook group called “Justice for Colten” says the rally is about showing respect and support for Boushie’s family.
Boushie was killed earlier this month after the vehicle he was in with his cousin drove onto a farm in the rural municipality of Glenside.