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Noelle Rancourt says Barrie needs to believe and support survivors of sexual violence.

The Oro-Medonte resident is part of the Pulling Roots organization, which held a peaceful, quiet demonstration, called The X Protest, at Barrie City Hall Feb. 12. Each of the 10 participants wore an ‘x’ taped over their mouth to symbolize the silencing of survivors and the implications of leaders remaining silent on issues of sexual violence.

But, specifically, they were taking aim at former PC Party leader and current Simcoe North MPP Patrick Brown.

“We’re here for survivors; for the women who had the courage to come forward with accusations against Brown, as well as the women who might not feel comfortable coming forward,” Rancourt said. “We want…

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