Bold, colourful posters are blanketing the streets of Halifax in support of the boys accused of hounding Rehtaeh Parsons to death.

And now, these posters and their message are hounding the family of the girl, who was taken off life support on April 7, just days after she tried to take her own life.

The posters, according to CBC, urge the community to "Stay strong, support the boys."

“It just felt like someone kicked me in the stomach. How dare they do that?” Leah Parsons told Global News.

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After Parson's death, her mother Leah wrote on a Facebook memorial page that the 15-year-old student at Cole Harbour District High School, near Halifax, had been the victim of a brutal assault.

The teen claimed she had been raped by four boys who then distributed photos of the incident -- a claim that had reportedly fallen on deaf ears among local authorities.

In a blog on The Huffington Post Canada, her father, Glen Canning added, "My daughter wasn't bullied to death, she was disappointed to death. Disappointed in people she thought she could trust, her school, and the police."

Amid mounting public pressure, and a threat from hacker group Anonymous, the RCMP reopened the Parsons case late last week.

Parson's family couldn't help but encounter the posters. Her stepfather, Jason Barnes told CBC News he spotted them on Wednesday morning, draping telephone poles on his street.

Some of those posters, CTV News reports, were tacked right outside of the family's home in Cole Harbour.

Now, Leah Parsons is using the same memorial page she set up for her daughter to condemn the authors of the posters.

“This is our street, we are mourning our daughter, my children live in this neighbourhood," she wrote. "If you wanted to speak the truth ... why didn't you speak when Rehtaeh was alive ... you push her to suicide then you continue with this bullshit!!! Really???? You have no compassion ... but we knew that already."
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  • A woman holds a photo as several hundred people attend a community vigil to remember Rehtaeh Parsons at Victoria Park in Halifax on Thursday, April 11, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

  • Angella Parsons addresses the crowd at a community vigil to remember her cousin, Rehtaeh Parsons, at Victoria Park in Halifax on Thursday, April 11, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

  • Several hundred people attend a community vigil to remember Rehtaeh Parsons at Victoria Park in Halifax on Thursday, April 11, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

  • Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter, centre, was one of several hundred people who attended a community vigil to remember Rehtaeh Parsons at Victoria Park in Halifax on Thursday, April 11, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

  • Friends embrace as several hundred people attend a community vigil to remember Rehtaeh Parsons at Victoria Park in Halifax on Thursday, April 11, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

  • These are photos of Halifax teenager <a href="http://thechronicleherald.ca/metro/1122345-who-failed-rehtaeh-parsons" target="_hplink">Rehtaeh Parsons, who was the victim of an alleged gang rape and an online bullying campaign</a> over the last few months. Her mother, Leah Parsons, posted the images and her daughter's tragic story on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Angel-Rehtaeh/352644484835299?fref=ts" target="_blank">a Facebook memorial page</a>.

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    Online reaction to Parsons death has been swift. Hundreds of messages have flooded the memorial page set up by her mother. Many more have sounded off on Twitter.