A dying Indigenous woman documented a Facebook Live video of hospital staff in Quebec, Canada, Mocking her, an incident that has sparked protests, prompted an investigation and led to a nurse’s firing.
Joyce Echaquan, 37, a mother of seven, filmed the video Monday after she had been taken to a hospital in Joliette two days prior for stomach pains.
She died at Centre Hospitalier Régional de Lanaudière the same day she took the video. Echaquan’s family said Joyce had a heart problem.
Echaquan is seen lying in a hospital bed. She appears to be breathing heavily and is screaming and moaning.
Nurses can be hear In the footage, which was viewed, Echaquan is seen lying in a hospital bed.
She appears to be breathing heavily and is screaming and moaning.
Nurses can be heard in French calling Echaquan “stupid as hell” and suggesting she was only good for sex.
The video sparked outrage in Canada and protests outside the hospital, with some in the crowd on Tuesday chanting, “Justice for Joyce.”
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