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March in North Park against recent attacks on women

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Marchers at a Take Back the Night rally Friday night. Marchers at a Take Back the Night rally Friday night.
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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - People gathered in North Park Friday to march through the community where several attacks on women have taken place.

The Take Back the Night rally and march is aimed at creating awareness of the attacks in the wake of at least five assaults since June.

"What we want is safe streets we don't want to be told that we can't go outside alone we don't want to be told we are not willing to be told that we are not safe in our neighborhoods," said activist Ceceile Estelle.  

During a
town hall meeting last week, neighbors asked city leaders to provide better lighting and a higher police presence in North Park. Police say they have increased patrols since the attacks began.

One man who D.J.'s in North Park says he wants to help protect customers.

"Usually I tell a lot of the girl if you come to any of the shows, if you need someone to accompany you to your car a security guard will help, I'll personally do it," said Bidi Grijalva. 

In the attacks the women lose consciousness or fight back. Police believe there are two attackers working together. One is described to be a light skinned Latino man in his early to mid 20's and has braces. The other speaks with a Spanish accent.

If you have any information or suspicious people or activity call police. 

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