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Georgia Youth Commission To Host Anti-Bullying Rally

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 15: A photo of a billboard of the documentary 'Bully' at MPAA on March 15, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 15: A photo of a billboard of the documentary ‘Bully’ at MPAA on March 15, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)

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ATLANTA (AP) — The Fulton County Youth Commission plans to host an anti-bullying and violence prevention rally to commemorate the 84th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The rally is being held Jan. 15 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Martin Luther King Center in Atlanta. Organizers say the event is being held in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Violence Prevention Project and others.

Organizers say a 2011 national study by the Centers for Disease Control mentions 20 percent of high school students reported having been bullied at school, and 16 percent reported being targets of online bullying.

The rally is free with registration.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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