Residents, community partners, law enforcement and survivors of sexual violence took to the streets of downtown Yellowknife to Take Back the Night.

A chorus of chants echoed through downtown streets and alleyways as sign-wavers marched for the 23rd annual event, led by the Status of Women Council NWT.

The yearly gathering, which coincides with marches across the globe, aims to raise awareness about sexual violence by reclaiming the streets – and the night.

Status of Women Minister, Caroline Cochrane closed the march with a speech in front of Franklin Avenue’s  Greenstone Building.

Full story to come.

Brendan Burke

As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility...

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