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Vigil held in San Luis Obispo to honor human trafficking victims

Posted at 8:51 PM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 01:53:38-05

A candlelight vigil was held Thursday to honor local victims and survivors of human trafficking.

The event was held outside the courthouse on Monterey Street in San Luis Obispo.

The Central Coast Freedom Network and the San Luis Obispo Human Trafficking Task Force hosted the event.

CCFN called on the community to honor those affected by human trafficking during what has been designated as Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

Thursday night’s program began with a welcome and opening statement from Rebecca Turner of Central Coast Freedom Network.

Several other speakers also participated, and Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham was in attendance.

The event also included a poem, a moment of silence, and a call to action.

The vigil was held on the same day as authorities released the results from a three-day, statewide crackdown on human trafficking. 339 people were arrested during the operation, including 22 people in Santa Barbara County.

Human trafficking vigil
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