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Northlanders plant purple flags in solidarity with survivors of domestic violence

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SUPERIOR, WI -

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and those on the front lines of preventing it are speaking out about the problem. 

On Monday, Superior City leaders gathered at the government center to shed light on the issue of domestic violence in Wisconsin. 

The proclamation was followed by the planting of purple flags to show solidarity with those affected.

"In the State of Wisconsin, the 73 people who lost their lives translates to about one every five days, so that's pretty prevalent," says Superior Police Chief Nicholas Alexander, "and  Douglas County isn't immune to it. Since 2002 we've had 5 homicides related to domestic violence."

Advocates of domestic violence prevention are asking Northlanders to leave their porch lights on this month to show solidarity with victims and survivors.

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