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King's Lynn women not in support of national #GirlsNightIn campaign



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Following a national rise in spiking, with some cases in Lynn and West Norfolk, a national campaign called #GirlsNightIn is a nationwide boycott of nights out.

Three spiking incidents occurred in Lynn last week, with most of them taking place on Norfolk street. One was at a house party.

The campaign was originally launched on Instagram by a group of students in Edinburgh to boycott their local nightclubs, with many women sharing their traumatic experiences of being spiked in nightclubs in Edinburgh.

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The campaign has been slammed for not being "inclusive" enough and will now take the name of the places involved, such as Durham Night In or Southampton Night In.

It doesn't look like King's Lynn Night In will be happening anytime soon however, as Lynn News took to social media to ask people if they would be taking part.

Sarah Cook said: "Stay in? Victim blaming women? When the hospitality industry is on it's knees?"

Jade Webster said: "Woman have to dress appropriately, carry keys in-between our fingers, be mindful of police stopping us, watch our drinks, not walk home alone and now have nights in."

Hazel Simpson said: "No way! There’s no way on this earth I will be staying in! Why should I? I prefer to go to pubs where everyone knows each other anyway."

However one Facebook user said they would be staying in, after being spiked the previous weekend.



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