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The gathering on one of the bridges at City Quay, Gunwharf Quays

The gathering on one of the bridges at City Quay, Gunwharf Quays

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CAMPAIGNERS united for a unique event in celebration of International Women’s Day.

About 50 people turned out at the bridge over City Quay at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth last night as part of the global Join Me On The Bridge campaign, also calling for an end to domestic abuse.

People also wrote the names of women who inspire them onto strands of white ribbon which were then tied to the bridge. The Spinnaker Tower was lit purple for the event. Kirsty Mellor, chairwoman of the White Ribbon group’s Portsmouth branch which organised the event, said: ‘Join Me On The Bridge is an exciting, global campaign and it’s the 100th anniversary of Interntional Women’s Day.

‘It’s a chance for women to stand together with hundreds of other women around the globe and build a bridge to peace. White Ribbon is very proud to be hosting this event in Portsmouth and spreading the word to end violent crimes against woman locally and nationally.’

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