Rally to decriminalize prostitution in New Haven Friday

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A rally took place at New Haven City Hall late Friday morning to support women who work in the sex trade, and to call for the decriminalization of prostitution.

Just after 11:00 a.m., a small crowd gathered from the newly formed group called Community in Support of Sex Workers and Decriminalization. The group was formed last month after 14 women were arrested in a sting operation in the Fair Haven and Dwight-Kensington neighborhoods in New Haven.

According to the New Haven Register, one organizer of the rally believes that sex work is work, and it deserves respect.

Officials at New Haven City Hall have not yet issued any response to today’s demonstration.