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Candlelight Vigil For Victims Of Human Trafficking

SPOKANE, Wash. - A vigil was held Wednesday evening to raise awareness to the growing problem of human trafficking.

Members of the community including the mayors of Spokane and Spokane Valley gathered to remember the 27 million men, women and children worldwide who suffer each day from this modern day form of slavery.

Federal agents opened more than 2,500 human trafficking cases last year, involving tens of thousands of potential victims here in the United States.

The most common human trafficking investigations focus on the agriculture, construction, and hospitality industries here in eastern Washington.

Organizers are planning on putting together an anti-trafficking task force with the help of law enforcement.

The first meeting will be later in January.

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