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Trans-Rights Activists to Hold Rally in Columbia Heights Tonight

by Tim Regan November 18, 2015 at 1:00 pm 0

Mariposas Nueva GeneracionActivists will demonstrate at the Columbia Heights Metro station during evening rush hour service in solidarity with a national movement to end violence against trans people.

Demonstrators will gather at the station (3030 14th Street NW) at 5 p.m. today according to a Facebook event page.

Organized by Mariposas Nueva Generación, the demonstration calls for an end to violence and homicides that target transgender people throughout the country.

“We are sick of being harassed when we walk down the street,” reads an excerpt from the event page. “We are tired of being attacked just for being ourselves. The violence needs to stop. We refuse to live in fear another day.”

The rally coincides with a series of Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Resilience, events across the country.

This is the second of two planned D.C. protests. The first took place in Mount Vernon Square last night.

Image via Facebook/Mariposas Nueva Generación

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