Domestic violence awareness rally

Domestic violence awareness rally

CHAMPAIGN -- People are saying "no more" to domestic violence.
CHAMPAIGN -- People are saying "no more" to domestic violence. It's an issue which directly affects one in every four women during their lifetimes.

The whole month is dedicated to raising awareness for the cause. It's an issue which hits especially close to home for some.

Just last week, a UI student was killed. Police say it was at the hands of her ex-boyfriend.

People with the Center for Women in Transition kicked off a month's worth of events Tuesday. They had a rally on Springfield Avenue just east of Mattis.

Women wearing purple made signs and waved them at drivers. They also wrote reasons they felt domestic violence needs to stop.

Champaign School Board president Laurie Bonnet also spoke at the event. Others who drove by honked or stopped to support the program.

The Center will have more events throughout the month including "Paint the Town Purple" on October 25. They're asking people to wear purple to raise awareness about the cause.

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