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The District held its inaugural walk on Saturday, which drew a large gathering of scantily clad women and men who trekked from the White House to the National Mall.
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The District held its inaugural walk on Saturday, which drew a large gathering of scantily clad women and men who trekked from the White House to the National Mall.

Women from across the region joined together in what’s termed a Slutwalk in order to raise awareness about women’s rights.

Feminists had enough after a Canadian police officer accused women of opening themselves up to sexual assaults based upon how they dress. They took to the streets in protest, calling it a Slutwalk.

The District held its inaugural walk on Saturday, which drew a large gathering of scantily clad women and men who trekked from the White House to the National Mall.

D.C. resident Val says she came out to show support for victims of sexual assault.

"I'm a social worker and I work with women who've experienced abuse and violence in their life, and it’s really important for me to be a part of this event," she says. "The idea that the way someone dresses affects actions is inappropriate."

Similar walks have taken place in Boston and Chicago.

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