Thousands attend Spokane’s third annual Women’s March
SPOKANE, Wash. — The Women’s March kicked off at the Spokane Convention Center with speakers blaring, and around 1 p.m. thousands of activists moved outside to begin their march downtown.
“We are here to stand up for our planet and our rights,” said Alysson Lovejoy, “I am worried about women’s rights a lot because I have two little girls I am raising up.”
Spokane Police also kept a close eye as downtown streets were shutdown to accommodate the crowds.
“Solidarity, its about showing the world that its not just one woman in the office saying we need equal rights,” said Katherine Traxel.
The march was billed as non-partisan, but many signs in the crowds were critical of the current administration. Many others noted support for abortion rights, environmental awareness and the Mueller special investigation.
There was a small handful of counter protesters.
The march wasn’t exclusive, though. Young and old, both men and women exercised their rights on Saturday, standing up for what they believe in.
“I think its important to empower women and recognize that there is inequality out there,” said Adrian Deleon.
Spokane’s march was one of many across our country in many major cities like Washington D.C., Sacramento, Chicago and Detroit.
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