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A local group of 10 youth and nine adults met with Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen (right), R-Alexandria, and Representative Mary Franson (left), R-Alexandria, to talk about domestic violence programs. Contributed photo.

Hundreds rally at Capitol to end violence against women

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More than 500 women, children, and men gathered at the state Capitol on March 6 to protest violence against women.

They called on legislators to support the programs that work in communities across Minnesota to address battering, sexual assault, stalking, sexual exploitation, and trafficking in women and girls.

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"Minnesota cannot afford to compromise on public safety or health," said Sarah Deer, professor at William Mitchell College of Law and Action Day rally moderator.

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