A group rallied for sexual assault survivors at TCF Bank Stadium Saturday afternoon, hours after the Gophers announced they would end their boycott.
The football team had announced a boycott on Thursday, demanding that the suspensions against 10 players – related to an alleged sexual assault incident that occurred in September at a Dinkytown apartment – be lifted.
Here are some photos and videos from the event:
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We Stand With Survivors Rally - UMN
Posted by Tyler Vasseur on Saturday, December 17, 2016
Sexual assault on campus
The University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus had 47 assaults reported. That’s the most of any college in the state. Less than 10 of those ended with a discipline greater than a warning. The U has about 50,000 students.
According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, as many as one in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college.
However, more than 90 percent of assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault.
Information by RAINN – which has a bunch of information on sexual assault – says people often don’t report assaults for a number of reasons. Some of those include victims believing it’s their own problem to deal with, being afraid of reprisal, or not wanting the offender to get in trouble.
If you’d like to get help or talk to someone about an assault, the National Sexual Assault Hotline is 1-800-656-4673.