Vigil and march draw attention to domestic violence

A march that begin at 6 p.m. today at the north end of Broadway ended with a vigil around sundown near the Chattahoochee River, in what organizers hope draws more attention to the issue of domestic violence.

Hope Harbour and the local Domestic Violence Roundtable sponsored the event.

About 50 people walked to Woodruff Park by the CSU campus. They received a police escort. Then about 30 more turned out to hear speakers and names of persons killed by domestic violence since last year.

A Columbus police officer nearing retirement said monthly reports locally have more than doubled in the eight years he's run the CPD Domestic Violence Division.

Hope Harbour oversees the Columbus Battered Women's Shelter and assists with other needs of the abused.

Hope Harbour has its annual fundraising luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 28 at St. Luke United Methodist Church.

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