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Take Back the Night 2012 pulls River Falls community together

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River Falls, 54022
River Falls Journal
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River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

Dozens of residents and college students took to Main Street on Thursday, April 26 for Take Back the Night 2012. Their message was clear - sexual violence is not okay.

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Typically a crime of silence, with 97% of rapists, never being prosecuted, Take Back the Night is a way to say "You are not alone and we, as a community, don't accept this violence."

Ralliers were encouraged to make t-shirts and signs. During the night there was live music, speeches and food donated by local restaurants.

While marching, participants chanted, "2,4,6,8; no more date rape" and "Survivors unite, Take Back the Night."

Look for more photos in the May 3rd edition of the Journal.

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Jillian Dexheimer
Jillian Dexheimer has been a copy editor and reporter for the River Falls Journal since 2011. She previously worked for the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Dexheimer holds a sociology degree from UW-River Falls.
(715) 426-1046
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