GirlsNightIn: crowds join in Manchester protest over drink-spiking concerns

Hundreds of people took to the streets, calling for an increase in safety measures in clubs.

People in Manchester and across the UK boycotted nightclubs on Wednesday night as part of a new campaign called “Girls night In”.

Protestors gathered in St Peter’s Square, demanding clubs and bars increase safety measures.

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Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham and Sacha Lord, the night-time economy advisor for Greater Manchester, were also in attendance.

It comes amid a worrying rise in women reporting spiking incidents across the UK - with an alarming trend also emerging of people being injected with drugs.

The “Girls Night In” campaign has been widely shared across social media with several Instagram pages cropping up dedicated to the cause for different areas.