Virtual Take Back the Night starts Thursday

Organizers of the annual Take Back the Night march will be taking their cause online in answer to the corona virus pandemic.

In lieu of the annual march in Prince George, they will be posting events daily on their Take Back the Night Facebook page, The effort starts Thursday and continues for a week and will feature speakers, information and photos from past walk and protests, all in the name of ending violence against women.

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Take Back the Night is held every year in memory of the women who have not survived violence, to celebrate those who have and to demand an end to all forms of violence against women.

"Take Back the Night is open to and welcomes all allies. We can and should be able to walk down the streets of our city safely and on our own," organizers said in a statement.

"While this year we may not be able to walk physically together, we will be united through our words, actions and fighting spirit which demands justice and safer streets in our community."

The first Take Back the Night March was held in 1976 during the International Tribunal on Crimes against Women in Brussels, Belgium and two years later, one was held in Vancouver. The first such march in Prince George was held in 1992.


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