Undo the Night protest in Brighton on Friday

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This week’s Take Back the Night protest will be held in the city against “street harassment and rape culture.”

The walk will begin at Brighthelm Gardens on Queen’s Road. Brightonwill conclude at 6 PM on Friday at the Royal Pavilion.

More than 1,000 people responded to the event on Facebook, with 225 currently planning to attend.

Argus: Take Back the Night takes place Friday in BrightonTake Back the Night will take place on Friday in Brighton

Organizers said the event will focus on the dangers women face when walking home alone at night, and on issues of gender-based violence.

Matters have been exemplified in recent months after the murder of Sarah Everard and her elementary school teacher Sabina Nessa.

In a statement on the event’s Facebook page, the march’s organizers said: “This is the Take Back the Night March and as such, the focus is on the issue and the threat to a woman’s safety when walking alone at night. gender-based violence.

Argus: Posters and flowers left after Sarah Everard's death in Victoria Gardens, BrightonPosters and flowers left after Sarah Everard’s death at Victoria Gardens, Brighton

“This does not mean that there is not a safe space to discuss the many ways in which we are all threatened because of our identities and the way we are perceived, especially in terms of rising rates of racism, homophobia and transphobia among various women. in our society.

“Not only are we marching against street harassment and sexual violence by reclaiming areas traditionally forbidden to women alone, we are also trying to raise funds for our local rape crisis center, our survivors network, and create an atmosphere of faith and support for survivors. ”

Everyone attending is kindly requested to bring banners and flowers to put on the rally area.

Earlier this year, vigils were held in cities across the UK in memory of Sarah Everard.

Protests were held to highlight the measures women had to take to keep themselves safe.

His death at 9:30 pm at the hands of a police officer while walking on a busy road in London has caused thousands of girls and women to share their experiences and fears.

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