Metro to host anti-harassment event Wednesday

Local,Liz Essley,Metro and Traffic

Metro is hosting an event Wednesday afternoon to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault on its trains and buses.

Metro police and employees will join anti-harassment advocates at the Anacostia Metro station from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to pass out fliers, T-shirts and bracelets to encourage people to report sexual harassment and discourage others from engaging in it.

Metro started an ad campaign last year to combat harassment, as well as a system to receive complaints, after activists told the D.C. Council that harassment was a frequent problem on Metro trains.

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