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Attacks prompt midnight rally event

HUNDREDS of people will march through Glasgow's south side to protest against violent sex attacks on women.

More than 500 supporters are expected to turn out for the mass midnight rally, which is in direct response to two recent sex attacks.

Detectives are searching for two men after a 24-year-old woman was raped between 1am and 2am on Monday in Dixon Road, Govanhill.

It came a week after three men raped a woman in Toryglen, around a mile from Govanhill. The 33-year-old was dragged into a close and raped in Edinbeg Avenue, between midnight and 3am on Saturday May 10.

More than 500 people have voiced their support for the Queen's Park vigil on a Facebook page called 'These Streets Were Made for Walking'.

The group want the focus to be on rapists rather than on how women should protect themselves.

A statement from the group stated: "Stop putting the onus on the victim and what they can do to be 'responsible' re their own safety, and instead focus the blame right where it should be: on the rapist."

The event is due to take place at midnight on Monday June 9 and participants should meet at the Queen's Park gates at the top of Victoria Road.

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