Denim Day walk vs. sex as­sault

New York Daily News - - PRESIDENT TRUMP FIRST 100 DAYS -

MORE THAN 100 men and women clad in jeans marched into Fo­ley Square on Wed­nes­day in a show of sup­port for sex as­sault vic­tims.

The demon­stra­tors gath­ered in lower Man­hat­tan af­ter march­ing over the Brook­lyn Bridge to mark “Denim Day.”

“Justice is what I fight for. Justice for all of us who have been si­lenced,” said film­maker Ann Lee Cooper, who said she was raped in October.

The world­wide move­ment to pre­vent sex­ual as­sault was launched in re­sponse to a 1999 Ital­ian court de­ci­sion that over­turned a rape con­vic­tion be­cause the teen vic­tim wore tight jeans.

“We need to con­tinue to make sure that we ed­u­cate people about sex­ual as­sault,” said Coun­cil­woman Lau­rie Cumbo (DBrook­lyn). “We need to bring it to our schools, our churches, our houses of worship, and we have to give women the free­dom to come for­ward.”

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