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The buzz surrounding the Steubenville, Ohio rape case may have all but disappeared from the news, but residents and anti-rape advocates aren’t ready to give up the fight for justice just yet.

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With the March 13th trial rapidly approaching, a group calling attention to the case that involved a 16-year-old girl and two high school football players, will stage a number of protests during the first three days of the trial.

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Occupy Steubenville will stage a silent protest at 11 a.m. March 13 outside the Jefferson County Courthouse, the first scheduled day of the trial of two Steubenville football players accused of raping a West Virginia girl at a party last August. A news release from the group says there will be no speakers, although protesters will be carrying signs.

The group is planning protests on March 14 and 15, as well.

“Let us not forget that we are a peaceful people and we are here to respectfully and peacefully support Jane Doe,” the group says in a news release. “Regardless of the verdict … we will remain calm and we will remain peaceful.”

Protests about the case aren’t new to the small Ohio town. With news that the alleged rapists were receiving preferential treatment because of their status on the football team, groups gathered to rally support around the victim and protest how the case was being mishandled by law enforcement authorities.

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The case then gained national attention when a video was posted by the hacker activist group, Anonymous, which sparked a division in the small town between supporters of the victim and supporters of the alleged assailants.

The trial will take place on March 13, 2013.