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Eurydice Dixon: Vigils held for murdered Australia comedian

June 18, 2018 4:32 pm

Thousands of people have attended evening vigils in Australia for comedian Eurydice Dixon, whose killing last week prompted widespread anger.

Ms Dixon, 22, died as she walked home after performing in Melbourne. A 19-year-old man has been charged with her rape and murder.

The level of public grief has generated a wider debate about safety for women.

On Monday crowds of people clutching candles gathered at the park in inner Melbourne where her body was found.

Organisers of the “Reclaim Princes Park vigil” wrote on Facebook: "We all should be able to walk home, whenever we want, wherever we want, and assume we will make it home safe.

“It is not up to us [women] to keep ourselves safe when we know it’s up to men to choose not to inflict violence upon us.”

Although not widely known, Ms Dixon has been remembered as a talented comedian at the start of her career.