The local Reclaim the Night rally, held on October 27, attracted 130 people. The rally demanded an end to sexual assault and violence against women and children.
Police had demanded $300 as payment for rostering a crew for the RTN march. A permit to march, without payment, has been provided in previous years. Jo Piggot, spokesperson for the RTN organising committee, said the police did not respond to a letter asking for the fee to be waived. She said RTN was unable to have a march because of this.