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Capital Region residents take back the night

October 20, 2017 06:18 AM

TROY – Residents of the Capital Region were taking back the night as the sun went down on Thursday.

Those marching to take back the night were reclaiming the streets for good people and recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The march was followed by a candlelight vigil.

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"We're here to support you. It's not always easy to come out when you are a victim of domestic violence," said Daquetta Jones, Executive Director of the YWCA of the Greater Capital Region. "But it opens our doors for people to come in and receive support to get out of that situation."

Ten million people across the country are victims of domestic violence each year.

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