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#MeToo movement comes to La Crosse with 'Take Back the Night' march

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The #MeToo movement has now arrived in La Crosse.

Students at UW-La Crosse organized a 'Take Back the Night' march Thursday night to bring more awareness to sexual harassment and abuse.

The #MeToo campaign started on social media with thousands of women sharing their own stories.

Students decided to bring the movement here and organize a two-mile walk to show just how far-reaching the problem of harassment is, even in our area.

"It makes the movement more public so people don't have to go through this on their own, and that they know the community is behind them, they don't have to feel ashamed," said participant Sarah Olson.

The march started and ended at UWL's Eagle Rec Center.

Organizers hope to do another march next semester.


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