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USM students rally against domestic violence through "Clothesline Project"

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Southern Miss students rallied against domestic violence Tuesday by participating in the annual "Clothesline Project."

The "Clothesline Project" is a visual display that bears witness to the violence against women. During the public display, dozens of students decorated t-shirts with various sentiments meant to bring an end to domestic violence, and then hung those shirts on a clothesline set up on Weathersby Lawn.

The national "Clothesline Project" began with thirty-one shirts hung in Hyannis, Massachusetts in 1990. Since then, thousands of similar projects have taken place in different communities across the country.

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