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Annual walk brings awareness to domestic violence victims in Wisconsin

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- An annual walk held Monday in Milwaukee aims to bring awareness to domestic violence victims killed in the last year.

Activists silently walked in downtown Milwaukee and held pennants with the victims' names and stories.

The 5th annual walk was put on by Zonta International, an organization that aims to empower women through service and advocacy. 

Walks were also simultaneously held in Stevens Point and Madison, something the Milwaukee walk organizer said is important.

"For the first time the number of urban deaths, homicide, as a result of domestic violence is less than the number of rural ones," Donna Neal said. "This is a community problem, it's a state problem."

According to End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin, 47 people were killed in domestic violence incidents in 2018.

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