Tucson standing up to sexual assault with 'Take Back the Night' - Tucson News Now

Tucson standing up to sexual assault with 'Take Back the Night'

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

From sexual assault survivors, to family, friends and the community members who support them-- hundreds will gather for Take Back the Night in South Tucson on Wednesday.

The annual event is part of a movement both in Tucson and around the world to end sexual violence and assault.

In the past two years, Tucson police have seen an increase in reports of assaults. 

There were 421 reports in 2015, then 450 in 2016. 

So far this year, there have been 116 reports.

Organizers of Wednesday's event hope to bring awareness of sexual assault in the community. 

There will be a candlelight vigil, and several survivors are set to speak and tell their story.

The event is happening at 4 p.m. at the City of South Tucson City Hall, located at 1601 S. 6th Ave.

It is free to attend and open to the public.

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