Hundreds of people marched through Montreal Thursday night in an annual memorial for missing and murdered aboriginal women.

Organizers said the turnout was the biggest ever.

They came to remember missing and murdered women and to join the federal opposition in calling for a public inquiry.

That demand comes after human rights watch report accusing RCMP officers of abusing aboriginal women and girls in northern B.C.

The alleged attacks were uncovered as part of a broader investigation into charges of systemic neglect of missing and murdered aboriginal women along B.C.'s so-called highway of tears.