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WILSON — More than 200 hundred people took to Nash Street in downtown WilsonThursday, trying to encourage people to talk about child abuse andneglect.

Last year, 40 North Carolina children died from abuse, most of them werethree years old or younger. Parents, officials, and teachers like EmmaEdwards are doing what they can to keep the problems of child abuse in thepublic spotlight.

Organizers of the rally say that it is also designed to remind people thatwe are all affected by child abuse in one way or another. Even if wedon't see it day in and day out, we end up paying for it in other ways,according to District Attorney Howard Boney.

The marchers hope their message of protecting kids from abuse will helpprevent future violence for today's children.

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