Sunday, October 2, 2011

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Marchers took to the street to fight for the rights of victims of sexual assault.

Marchers took to the street to fight for the rights of victims of sexual assault.

The march was part of a worldwide grassroots movement challenging rape culture, victim-blaming and working to end sexual assault.

The grassroots movement was sparked by comments from a cop in Toronto.
The group of about 1,000 people swarmed the East Village.

The march has also been held in India, Toronto and other cities in the United States.
Others told personal stories on their signs about being victims of sexual assault.
And some even painted their bodies with what are traditionally considered dirty words.
Many of the protesters were angry that the victim too often gets blamed for being raped or sexually assaulted.
"I am hoping the publicity will make people get involved to help stop sexual assault," said organizer Holly Reinhardt, 22, of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
The hundreds of people who marched in New York City included mostly women, but also several men.
 

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