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Marchers make their way around Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on Sunday night for Take Back the Night, an event that supports survivors of sexual assault and brings people together to speak out against violence and to show support.Jay Nolan | Special to the Times

Take Back the Night empowers survivors in Tampa

TAMPA As survivors of sexual assault led a march in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park to empower victims on Sunday evening, thoughts turned to what might happen in four days: Will the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Jameis Winston — the Florida State University quarterback who was accused of rape in 2012, but never arrested …


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