& # 39; It's our version of massive shootings & # 39 ;: Magda Szubanski compares a series of alleged murdered women in Melbourne with American firearm crime while attending a vigil for Courtney Herron
- Actor Magda Szubanski among hundreds of mourners during a vigil for Mrs. Herron
- Vigil was held in Melbourne Park, where the body of the 25-year-old was found
- The actor compared violent crimes against women with mass shootings
Actor Magda Szubanski was one of the hundreds of mourners who attended a vigil in Courtney Herron on Friday night for Courtney Herron, where her body was found.
After the trial, Ms. Szubanski compared a series of horrific violent crimes against women in Melbourne with firearm violence in the United States.
& # 39; We are all in this together and we need to find solutions, because the speed of this is almost as far as our version of massive shootings now & # 39 ;, said the 58-year-old actor.
Actor Magda Szubanski was one of the hundreds of mourners who attended a vigil for Courtney Herron on Friday evening
The body of Courtney Herron, 25, was found last Saturday morning in Royal Park in Melbourne
& # 39; Male violence is committed against women, but it is also committed against itself … We need to struggle less … We need to find common solutions and contact each other. & # 39;
Mrs Szubanski said that there was growing concern in Melbourne about the increasing frequency of these types of crimes.
Mrs Herron's death is less than a year after another woman was found dead in a park in Melbourne.
The body of Eurydice Dixon was discovered last June in Princes Park in Carlton North, just a few miles away.
The 22-year-old was raped and killed when he walked home from the city at night.
Aiia Maasarwe, 21, would have had a similarly fatal attack on January 15 on her walk home near La Trobe University.
In conversation with The Project after the wake, Ms. Szubanski compared the recent wave of gruesome violent crimes against women in Melbourne to firearm violence in the United States
Mrs Herron's death is less than a year after another woman was found dead in a park in Melbourne
In April, Natalina Angok's body was found dumped in Chinatown, reportedly killed by her one-time partner Christopher Allen who has been charged.
Friday vigil for Courtney, held in Melbourne & # 39; s Royal Park, was organized by We Keep Vigil – a group that organizes wakes for women who have been victims of violence in Australia.
The group has organized 20 vigils in the last five months.
Melanie Raymond of Youth Projects, an organization that provides services to at-risk youths, told the program that services for homeless youth are inadequate.
& # 39; Homelessness services are at a breaking point … they must reject or refer people to places they know are not so good … We must all work together to put an end to this & # 39 ;, said they.
Courtney & # 39; s father John Herron issued a statement on Friday expressing his & # 39; s family pain about the loss of their daughter.
& # 39; Our beloved Courntney was the victim of a fatal attack … My daughter's death is an unimaginable tragedy for our family & # 39 ;, the statement said.
& # 39; We need to find common solutions and contact each other & # 39 ;, said Szubanski
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