Anti-vi­o­lence sign wrecked

‘Brain­less’ act of ag­gres­sion won’t stop Zonta’s fight

Balonne Beacon - - BEST OF THE WEST - Ellen Ransley [email protected]­ern­starnews.com

THE irony of an an­tiv­i­o­lence group be­ing the tar­get of van­dals is not lost on Zonta Club of Roma mem­bers.

For the sec­ond time in two years, they had to pick up the pieces af­ter an act of van­dal­ism on Fri­day night.

Signs, in­clud­ing a ban­ner, and coloured wooden fig­urines – part of their 16 days of ac­tion – were knocked to the ground and some were de­stroyed in what is be­lieved to be a drunken act.

Mem­ber Christina Waldron said the club was tak­ing it se­ri­ously and po­lice had been no­ti­fied.

“This proves our point – that vi­o­lence is mind­less and that we as a com­mu­nity re­ally need to be do­ing more,” she said.

The fig­urines, in groups of four, had one woman in orange and the other three in white to show­case the alarm­ing rate of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

Dur­ing the at­tack, arms were pulled off some fig­urines and al­most all were knocked to the ground.

“We want to show that we will not stand by and let this kind of brain­less vi­o­lence con­tinue,” Ms Waldron said.

PHOTO: ELLEN RANSLEY

NO MORE: Zonta mem­bers aren’t giv­ing up their cause af­ter the group’s signs and fig­urines were van­dalised.

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