Family and friends of Colten Boushie will be outside North Battleford court Thursday morning rallying against the way the Gerald Stanley hearing has been handled thus far.
Stanley is accused of fatally shooting the 22 year-old last summer after a confrontation took place on his farm near Biggar.
Boushie’s family and friends say the vehicle he was in had a flat tire and Boushie and a friend were looking for help.
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Supporter Andre Bear says the main reason for the rally is to provide support.
The number-one priority is to offer support to the family of Colten Boushie,” said Bear. “Support to the witnesses who are making their statements. We want people to come and witness for themselves the unfairness of the legal process in this trial and be able to identify for themselves the discrimination undergoing in the process.”
The week-long hearing will determine whether Gerald Stanley will stand trial for second-degree murder in the death of Boushie last summer.
Stanley, who is out on bail, has pleaded not guilty.
In the meantime, as the preliminary hearing continues in North Battleford, police are looking into laying hate-speech charges over racist comments made about the case online.
R-C-M-P say they’re probing a number of instances of potential hate crimes over the last few months in the aftermath of the indigenous man’s death.