WHITE RIB­BON MARCH IN MOSSMAN

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

The an­nual White Rib­bon march in Mossman was well sup­ported, with a strong con­tin­gent of men and boys among the marchers. It con­cluded in the park at St David’s, where sev­eral speak­ers ad­dressed the crowd. Stephen Old­ham re­ferred to the fact that 68 women had been killed by their part­ners in the year to date, an ap­palling statistic which was graph­i­cally re­flected in cut out white rib­bons ar­ranged on the grass by the speaker. Other speak­ers spoke emo­tion­ally of the ef­fects of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence. Al­teouise De Vaughn led the Voices of the North choir in three songs – Amaz­ing Grace, To­tal Praise and Siya­hamba.

Pic­ture: SHANE NI­CHOLS

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