Domestic violence march takes place in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Women from around the Capital Region marched Thursday night against domestic violence.

It was the Take Back the Night march at the YWCA in Schenectady. Women, who all wore purple, lead the march from the front steps of the building.

Men, and even dogs, dressed in purple marched with them. Also in the crowd were the city council president and the chief of police.

“Tonight, we have a Take Back the Night march, which is helping the people in the community know we need safer streets,” Schenectady YWCA Exec. Dir. Rowie Taylor said. “We need to be able to walk on the streets and that women need to not fear walking on these streets.”

The marches are in their 22nd year.

The YWCA also operates as a domestic violence shelter.

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