Group Gathers in Evansville to Protest Human Trafficking and Sexual Abuse

More than 50 people gathered in downtown Evansville on Sunday to raise awareness about human trafficking and sexual abuse against children.

Posted: Aug 24, 2020 12:36 PM
Updated: Aug 24, 2020 1:01 PM

On Sunday, members of the community rallied together in downtown Evansville, Indiana, to raise awareness about human trafficking and sexual abuse against children.

The event was called "Save The Children Protest," and was organized via Facebook, where 72 individuals RSVP'd to meet for the rally at the Four Freedoms Monument in downtown Evansville on Sunday.

One of the protest's organizers, Danny Santos, said raising awareness about and putting an end to human trafficking were some of the main goals of the event.

“We’re trying to raise awareness. We’re trying to end human trafficking. We’re trying to make sure that people understand what’s going on, that they’re aware of the situation," Santos said. "The mainstream media is not covering it. So we want to make sure that the news gets out and that people start keeping their eyes open for these kids, and that we start saving them.”

Multiple victims of sexual abuse mustered up the courage to speak to the crowd on Sunday about how those experiences have affected their lives.

The group ended the protest with a march down the riverside, where members held up signs demanding justice for children.

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