Solidarity Against Violence and Rape Culture – SHAKTI

It was a proud moment attending today’s SHAKTI event: “Rise Up Against Rape Culture – a silent protest in solidarity with women’s struggle in India.” This 20 second video of the circle of silence shows staunch anti-rape supporters of all colours, shapes and stripes, together in solidarity, demanding an end to sexual violence and sexual crimes. 

We were lucky to get a number of amazing photos of the action and to live tweet it. The live-tweet of the event is available on @OccupyNZ on Twitter.

The event was organised on short notice but carried off without a hitch. It was good to see some conventional media there – actually attending an event is a pre-requisite to writing about it, as far as we are concerned!!

We tweeted a number of great pics of various signs and hope that if you weren’t able to attend, that they make you feel like you were there.

This panorama shot is our pick of the day.

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UPDATE: hearing that there was a sister event held today in Wellington, in solidarity. Awesome!!

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