March for justice for Vanessa Guillen takes place in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Justice for Vanessa Guillen.
People in Milwaukee marched Sunday, July 5 in honor of the Army soldier killed by a comrade in Texas.
Guillen was last seen in April at her base – Fort Hood. Her remains were found last week.
Authorities say she was bludgeoned to death with a hammer by a male soldier, who later committed suicide.
Guillen’s family said she planned to file a sexual harassment complaint against the suspect.
One local mother, with a daughter in the Marines, says women should be able to speak up and the violence should not be happening.
“We leave our kids in the hands of the military who’s supposed to be protecting them because they are actually volunteering to protect our country so something needs to change," said Blanca Sandoval, who has a daughter in the military.
Sunday, the marchers began near 13th ND Maple and walked across the 16th Street bridge in Milwaukee.
Locals marched for #VanessaGuillen today in #Milwaukee.— Kim Shine (@KimShineCBS58) July 6, 2020
They want justice in her murder and sexual violence in the military to end.
They also want harrassment or assault victims to be able to come forward without fear, and w/o fear of retribution.
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