Saturday, June 8, 2013

Global News

Sex trade workers and their supporters take part in 'Red Umbrella' march for solidarity

Sex trade workers and their supporters took their fight for the decriminalization of prostitution to the streets today.

Demonstrators wearing red and armed with red umbrellas marched through downtown Vancouver, joining rallies held in six other cities across the country.

The nation-wide demonstration comes ahead of a Supreme Court of Canada hearing next week, which will determine the future of our prostitution laws.

"The message we want to get across is sex workers are friends, allies and family," says Andy Sorfleet with Triple X Solidarity Workers of BC. "We all stand together, and we want to show our public support to the courts and to the government for sex workers in this challenge."

The case stems from an Ontario court of appeal ruling that effectively made street prostitution illegal.

Global News coverage, 6 p.m.

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