Take back the night

Pho­tos from the an­nual take back the night march.

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Ev­ery­one has the right to be free from vi­o­lence, the right to be heard, and the right to walk in their com­mu­nity free from fear of sex­ual as­sault.

On Sept. 14 the an­nual Take Back the Night march was held in Grand Falls-Wind­sor. The march is an in­ter­na­tional event that started in 1976 to raise aware­ness of sex­ual vi­o­lence against women in our com­mu­ni­ties.

Men from the com­mu­nity read pledges dur­ing the event to stand in sol­i­dar­ity with the women of the com­mu­nity.

Those who read the pledges in­cluded Paul Lewis, Den­nis Fewer, Will White, Grant Wheaton, Rev. Randy Lock­yer and Si Thomp­son.

There was a dis­play of lu­mi­nar­ies and shoes in­tended to rep­re­sent miss­ing and mur­dered women.

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A Take Back the Night march was held in Grand Falls-Wind­sor Sept. 14.

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Lu­mi­nar­ies at the event rep­re­sent miss­ing and mur­dered women.

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