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Hundreds Of People Marched In Glasgow Outraged Over The Sexual Assault Of 24-Year-Old Woman

"It is absolutely unacceptable that we feel fear on a day-to-day basis walking our streets of Glasgow."

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On Monday night, starting at midnight, hundreds gathered in the center of Glasgow, outraged over recent sexual assaults in the community.

Pic doesn't do justice. Massive turnout for 'these streets are made for walking' #protest #RapeIsWrong #Glasgow

Gem B@MadamGemz

Pic doesn't do justice. Massive turnout for 'these streets are made for walking' #protest #RapeIsWrong #Glasgow

2:23 AM - 10 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

There have reportedly been three sexual assaults in the area in the last month.

#thesestreetsweremadeforwalking #glasgow thousands turnout @cwiscot leaflet

Matt Dobson@MattDobson85

#thesestreetsweremadeforwalking #glasgow thousands turnout @cwiscot leaflet

2:22 AM - 10 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Most recently, a 24-year-old woman was gang-raped by two men in the center of the city.

Community action in action - 5000 people walking last night, Queen's Park, Glasgow #thesestreetsweremadeforwalking

Pennie Taylor@ptupdate

Community action in action - 5000 people walking last night, Queen's Park, Glasgow #thesestreetsweremadeforwalking

10:43 AM - 10 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Police Scotland has released CCTV images of the two men they want to speak to in connection with the assault.

#thesestreetsweremadeforwalking #thesestreets

The footage shows them entering a supermarket between midnight and 1.30 am on Monday.

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The organizers of the march, going by the name "These Streets Are Made For Walking," brought together over 4,000 people on Facebook, with hundreds showing up on Monday night.

4.5K marched in Glasgow Southside to highlight & end street violence & rape of women. #thesestreetsweremadeforwalking

Soviet & Son@Soviet_and_Son

4.5K marched in Glasgow Southside to highlight & end street violence & rape of women. #thesestreetsweremadeforwalking

5:28 AM - 10 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The march started at Queen's Park, near Dixon Road, where the most recent sexual assault occurred.

#Thesestreetsweremadeforwalking March closing where began. Huge numbers powerful symbol of solidarity if nought else

Joseph McGuire@Joseph_McGuire

#Thesestreetsweremadeforwalking March closing where began. Huge numbers powerful symbol of solidarity if nought else

1:15 AM - 10 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Ashley Crossan and Amanda Johnston told the BBC that the event was about combating the fear of walking the streets of Glasgow.

Proud to have been a part of #thesestreetsweremadeforwalking with so many brave women.

Lauren@justlaurenmc

Proud to have been a part of #thesestreetsweremadeforwalking with so many brave women.

12:51 AM - 10 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

"We decided to organise this walk because it is absolutely unacceptable that we feel fear on a day-to-day basis walking our streets of Glasgow," Crossan told reporters.

Fantastic turn out for the #TheseStreetsWereMadeForWalking march.

Angus@astoldbyangus

Fantastic turn out for the #TheseStreetsWereMadeForWalking march.

1:18 AM - 10 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Protesters organized on Twitter, as well, flooding social media with pictures of the demonstration.

On Tuesday night a man was arrested in connection with the most recent sexual assault in the community and will appear in court on Wednesday.

#thesestreetsweremadeforwalking organisers Ashley Crossan and Amanda Johnston arrive back at Queen's Park gates.

Peter Swindon@PeterSwindon

#thesestreetsweremadeforwalking organisers Ashley Crossan and Amanda Johnston arrive back at Queen's Park gates.

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