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On November 24th, METL’s Hannan El-kabbout and Ruth Kirley participated in the 7th annual White Ribbon Walk.
Thousands of Sydneysiders walked side by side raise awareness of, and stand against, domestic violence.
The White Ribbon Walk kicked off from Randwick at 7:30am November 24th, with representatives from a varied cross section of society. Within the crowds of participants were the NSW police commissioner, NRL team South Sydney Rabbitohs, high school students, Australian Defence Forces, State Emergency Services, and a large contingent of private citizens.
White Ribbon supporters filled the length of Coogee Bay Road
Roads were blocked in Sydney's eastern suburbs to allow the crowds passage down Coogee Bay Road to the ocean, with onlookers waving, cheering and ringing bells to the stream of walkers dressed in White Ribbon t-shirts passing them.
At Grant Reserve, Coogee the walkers were greeted with coffee, water and a breakfast bbq, with speeches being delivered by a number of notable people.
At the finish line listening to speakers
METL’s Ruth Kirley and Hannan El-kabbout after completing the White Ribbon walk
For more info on White Ribbon or on how to get involved with the campaign, visit the White Ribbon Website: www.whiteribbon.org.au
Posted in Ahoy at 26 November 17