Castlegarians demonstrate strong feelings against domestic

Castlegarians demonstrate strong feelings against domestic

GALLERY: Castlegar marchers Take Back the Night

2013 version of annual event ran on Thursday, Oct. 3



Jim Sinclair photos

About 60 participants took part in this year’s Take Back The Night march which made its way down Columbia Avenue from the Canadian Tire to Safeway. The march was made up of all ages, male and female citizens.

According to Wikipedia, “The term ‘Take Back the Night’ came from the title of a 1977 memorial read by Anne Pride at an anti-violence rally in Pittsburgh.

“The first ‘Reclaim the Night’ march was held in Belgium in March 1976 by the women attending the International Tribunal on Crimes against Women. They marched together holding candles to protest violence against women. Other marches were held in Rome in 1976 as a reaction to recently released rape statistics, in West Germany in 1977 demanding “the right to move freely in their communities at day and night without harassment and sexual assault,” and in 11 towns in England later in 1977 in response to the “Ripper Murders” in Leeds.