If you were in Uptown at all today, you may have noticed a sizable group of protesters in black shirts.
The march was organized by a group called “A21”:
Yesterday they launched a massive global fundraising and awareness event called #WalkForFreedom that took place in 270 locations across 39 countries.
A21 is a global anti-trafficking organization dedicated to rescuing and restoring the
lives of human trafficking victims around the world. The purpose of the walk is to shine a spotlight on the 27 million men, women, and children who are still trapped in slavery today.
Human trafficking continues to be a major problem in the city of Charlotte, but the FBI in coorporation with the CMPD is increasing its efforts to take down the major rings.
This recent video produced by The National Geographic gives a raw look at the Human Trafficking problem in Charlotte;
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