Candlelight vigil memorializes domestic violence victims

Candlelight vigil memorializes domestic violence victims

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Several elected officials and industry leaders gathered on the capitol steps to remember those who were victims of domestic violence.

The victims were memorialized with a Thursday night candlelight vigil. The program also included a discussion of new laws aimed at protecting victims, and if those laws are making a difference.

Since 1981, October has been recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Nu Gamma Omega Chapter, organized the event.

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