9 November, 2022
Rally sheds light on domestic violence
A RED Rose Rally was called in Atherton and other communities across Queensland last week to honour the life of 18-year-old Emily Thompson who was allegedly murdered by her boyfriend in Strathpine last month.
Since 2010, a rally has been called following the death of a Queensland woman at the hands of domestic violence.
Several locals showed up to Anzac Park to pay their respects to the young Queenslander, dressing in black and standing in silence for 30 minutes.
The aim of the rally is to spread awareness within communities on the impacts of domestic violence, to act as a beacon of hope to those experiencing domestic violence and remember the lives lost to the epidemic.
According to campaign “Destroy the Joint”, Emily is the 38th woman this year who has died at the hands of domestic violence.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, you are not alone. Contact 1800RESPECT on their 24 hour hotline 1800 737 732