Graffiti Bridge gets human trafficking message


PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) — Reports of human trafficking are going up in Florida. A rescue group said it's a real problem here in the panhandle.
"Refuge for Women Emerald Coast" painted the Graffiti Bridge Tuesday to raise awareness.
Freedom can be a distant dream for victims of human trafficking. The Refuge for Women wants to help them break the shackles of the sex trade.
Volunteers painting the bridge said trafficking victims get trapped into a lifestyle nobody would choose.
Leslie Leatherwood said, "They don't know how to get out because they don't feel they have the self-worth they need to move on with their lives, and they do, they do, they just need to be told that."

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