PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Rainy weather didn’t stop hundreds from marching throughout Philadelphia Thursday night to raise awareness for sexual and domestic violence, and offer support to victims.
The 6th annual “Take Back The Night” rally began at four different points in Philadelphia — north, south, east and west.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Flash Flood Warnings Across Tri-State Area As Nor'easter Dumps 2 to 3 Inches On Region
After marching for about 15 minutes, participants converged at the First Unitarian Church in Center City.
“We make signs, we sell shirts,” explains Robin Strough, one of the event’s organizers. “Everybody gathers together here at the church with many resource tables inside, people could get help with sexual and domestic violence.”READ MORE: Pennsbury School Board President Details Violent Threats Made Against Board Members
There was also a speak-out, where she says victims share their stories, some for the first time:
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She says victims need to feel protected, which is the main goal of the march.