WATCH:Protests denouncing rape culture

A number of protests were held across the province Wednesday night in support of sexual assault victims.

In Montreal, 200 protesters, from all walks of life, marched from Place Emilie Gamelin to the Palais de Justice.

Organizers call the march a symbolic gesture to denounce how sexual assault victims are treated by the justice system.

They also want to send a message to politicians that things need to change and they won't accept the status quo any longer.

"We decided to collectively come together and tell victims that we believe their stories, we believe their reality and we support them." says organizer Malihan Lopez.

A similar protest was held outside the National Assembly.

That rally was attended by Alice Paquet, the woman who made allegations of sexual assault against MNA Gerry Sklavounos.

The Crown prosecutor's office cleared the Liberal MNA and determined no crime had been committed but the Premier wasn't satisfied with the MNA's apology and told him he wasn't welcome back in the caucus.

Paquet disagrees with the decision not to charge Sklavounos.

"Rape culture is to tolerate, to excuse, to normalize. I think it's important that information circulates, and sexual consent is not a topic that we discuss enough," said Paquet.

With files from CTV Montreal