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100 Man March against domestic violence

By: Samantha Saracino Email
By: Samantha Saracino Email

People in Harlan County marched for a cause Saturday morning taking a stand against domestic violence. It was called the "100 Man March",focused on the men in the community, but women were present also.

The goal is 100 men, but about 30 men and women showed up to march down Main Street in Harlan as a stand against domestic violence.

"We're hoping that a few of us showing support will lead to more people showing support and that there will be an understanding that you don't need to resort to violence," said Dan Robinson, who participated in the march.

It was a public stand.

"It says to the community that there are men who do not do it and want to stop it," said Jim Woodring, another march participant.

Many marched for different reasons.

"Do this in honor of your sweetheart. For your sister, for your mother, for all the women in your life," said Sheryl Caudel, from the Domestic Violence Council.

Like Harmon Ely and his sons. Ely's wife was shot while helping a friend who was involved in a domestic violence dispute.

"It's been hard. It's still hard, but we'll get through it and hopefully things will come out of it that should," Ely said.

And Ely continues to lead by example.

If you or anyone you know is being effected by domestic violence, call the crisis number 1-800-755-5348

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