City of Tallahassee Holds Anti-human Trafficking Event

Human Trafficking
Posted at 6:33 PM, Feb 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-26 18:33:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - An anti-human trafficking demonstration took place in Tallahassee this morning. The city wide demonstration's goal was to educate 3,000 Tallahassee citizens in 3 hours.

The event was organized by the Salvation Army and the Big Bend Coalition Against Human Trafficking.

Today's demonstration was aimed at bringing awareness and providing educational materials for all Tallahassee citizens about the topic.

Coalition members and volunteers were stationed all around town, on college campuses and at busy red light intersections.

At each location, they distributed brochures and explained what human trafficking is and what you can do to put a stop to it.

US Attorney Pamela Marsh says these events are part of the larger goal to work with several entities to put an end to human trafficking.

"We need the community to know what human trafficking looks like, that's what this effort is all about," she said. Marsh also added it's important for the community to say something when they see something that seems off. Her advice? "Speak to someone, speak to law enforcement and let us get after the targets of this crime."