Honoring the victims: Domestic violence marchers to cross Brooklyn Bridge
Community members gathered Saturday for a march in honor of victims of domestic violence.
It is a walk that gives survivors of domestic violence a moment of empowerment and freedom, but also serves as a time to honor the memory of those who died from domestic abuse.
In 2020, there were over 79,000 domestic violence complaints to precincts around the city.
Marchers wore purple to promote domestic violence awareness and held signs about their cause.
The march was started in 2019 in hopes to bringing attention to the issue. Domestic violence survivors hope to reach out to other victims through their story.
Marchers will be walking from Borough Hall across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall in Manhattan.