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Americus citizens hold domestic violence walk

Marchers hold signs during the domestic violence walk in Americus. (Source:WALB) Marchers hold signs during the domestic violence walk in Americus. (Source:WALB)
A marcher holds a "I survived Domestic Violence" sign. (Source:WALB) A marcher holds a "I survived Domestic Violence" sign. (Source:WALB)
A little girl holds a " Love Shouldn't Hurt" sign. (Source:WALB) A little girl holds a " Love Shouldn't Hurt" sign. (Source:WALB)
Jasmine Jordan, Douglas' Friend (Source:WALB) Jasmine Jordan, Douglas' Friend (Source:WALB)
Jessica Montford, Organizer (Source:WALB) Jessica Montford, Organizer (Source:WALB)
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

After a series of deadly domestic violence cases in Americus people came together in the city to honor the victims and try to prevent the problem. Monday night’s domestic violence walk in Americus was scheduled before the latest victim there died from their injuries.

These opponents of violence are spreading the message of “Stopping the violence” as they walk through the streets of Americus for a domestic violence walk.

The latest domestic violence victim in Americus is 23-year-old Brandon Douglas who died Monday after he was stabbed in a car Saturday. Douglas' childhood friend, Jasmine Jordan, says she's hurt.

"He actually stayed down the road from me,” said Jasmine Jordan, Friend. “My cousin and my brother was actually hanging out with him Friday and now he's dead it's just overwhelming really."

Men, women and children held signs saying "Love shouldn't hurt,” and "Break the Silence."

"Really to support him and really like show my love to him and the family and show them that I really
care,” said Jordan.

"I didn't know that many people had came out,” said Jessica Montford, Organizer. “People was coming out from homes just coming out walking with us. I really do appreciate them for doing that."

Douglas' domestic violence case is one of several in the city so far this year.

"The events that's been going on, I feel like domestic violence nobody really pays attention to that as much as they pay attention to the other crimes,” said Montford.

Montford wants people to know that anyone could be a victim of domestic violence.

"It's not just women, it's men as well,” said Montford.

"Just stop it,” said Jordan. “If you don't want to be with somebody and they don't want to be with you just leave them alone."

Montford is continuing to raise awareness about domestic violence through her May Day event on May 29th at Boone Park.

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