9 Moving Photos Of A “March Of Brides”

Every year, women dressed as brides march in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to protest against domestic violence.

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The yearly “March of Brides,” which this year took place Oct. 17, mourns the death of a Dominican-American woman named Gladys Ricart, who was shot in 1999 by an ex on her wedding day to another man. It’s also meant as a protest against domestic violence in general.

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This sign reads, “We can’t take any more violence and criminality.”

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The “brides” also placed flowers on the names of domestic violence victims.

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The “March of Brides” also takes place in New York. Above, the 2005 New York march.

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