Monday, September 26, 2011

Diaz marches down aisle with brides (UPDATED w/Video

Diaz greets participants in the march at a rally
on the steps of the Bronx County Building.
On Monday, Sept. 26, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. participated in the 11th Annual Gladys Ricart and Victims of Domestic Violence Memorial Walk, more commonly known as the “Brides’ March.” 

This annual event began in 2001 to remember Gladys Ricart, who on Sept. 26, 1999, was murdered by her abusive former boyfriend on the day she was to marry her fiancé. The Gladys Ricart and Victims of Domestic Violence Memorial Walk mourns and memorializes the many other victims whose lives have been taken as a result of domestic violence related incidents, and serves to raises awareness of the seriousness and horrors of family violence. 

Following the rally, Diaz walked down the Grand Concourse with the assembled marchers.

UPDATED: Jump below for video.
FYI, the second half is in Español.

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