More than 1,000 take part in Men’s March Against Violence

More than a thousand people took to the streets Thursday to participate in the 22nd annual Men’s March Against Violence.

The event was created to highlight the growing epidemic of domestic violence in Hawaii and around the world.

It began at the State Capitol rotunda and ended at Skygate Park at Honolulu Hale, where a motivational rally was held.

“It’s a terrible issue for our community. Fifty-thousand women suffer from domestic violence, and we feel like it’s an important issue men need to speak out about,” said David Tumilowicz of Kaiser Permanente.

Lawmakers also joined the march.

State Rep. John Mizuno says an estimated one-third of the Honolulu Police Department’s work time is spent dealing with domestic violence calls.

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