Did you see the silent protest in Ipswich town centre?
PUBLISHED: 19:45 19 October 2019
Dozens of activists marched through Ipswich town centre in silence on Saturday to raise awareness of an important issue.
The A21 Walk for Freedom saw protestors, who were dressed in all black and were in complete silence, march around the town centre and waterfront for an hour on Saturday morning.
A21, an organisation opposed to human trafficking and modern slavery, describe themselves as "the abolitionists of the 21st century".
Similar marches to the Ipswich protest took place all over the world on Saturday.
Hannah Aria, who created signs for the protest, said: "We were shocked to realise that the global issue of human trafficking is very real in our own town. It's a huge problem hidden in plain sight.
"We wanted to do something to raise awareness about modern slavery and support A21 to rescue and support victims of this crime."
Nazima Abulkhairi, who also marched to raise awareness, added: "I feel as if I've been a small, but significant, part of highlighting the important issue of human trafficking which, sadly, affects where we live."
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