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Guatemala’s protest against domestic violence

A human chain of 12,000 people scaling a volcano is certainly one way to create awareness.

According to the BBC, thousands of people climbed Guatemala’s Volcán de Agua on Jan. 21 in protest of domestic violence, making what they hope is the world’s largest human chain. Prensa Libre notes that the volcano towers more than 12,300 feet above sea level (3,765 meters), and when marchers reached the inactive crater, they laid down a giant blanket with the symbol of a heart and formed a line of people that spelled out “2012.”

MSNBC reports that the event wasn’t just protesters alone, either; new Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina participated in the “Walk for Life.” He and Vice President Roxana Baldetti dropped in by helicopter, bringing a Guatemalan flag to the crater and promising to continue fighting crime in the violence-riddled country, according to Agence France Presse.

Read more at Huffington Post.

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