Activists picketed in front of New Times' Phoenix offices this afternoon in protest of our parent company, Village Voice Media's, classified ad website Backpage.com.
The activists feel the website facilitates sex trafficking. More on the protest here.
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VVM publications across the country have published articles disproving the myths surrounding sex-trafficking statistics -- links to these articles can be found below.
Valley videographer Dennis Gilman captured on film what turned out to be a tame demonstration involving from 15 to 20 protesters over a two-hour period. Gilman's video is posted above.
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