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More Than 7,000 Participated In Eugene's Women's March


Thousands of people marched from the federal courthouse in Eugene to Wow Hall as part of the local offshot of the Women's March, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.

Thousands of people marched from the federal courthouse in Eugene to Wow Hall as part of the local offshot of the Women's March, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.

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More than 7,000 people marched through the streets of Euegene Saturday, according to the Eugene Police. The portesters were rallying in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington.

Signs criticizing President Donald Trump and demanding equality for all communities could be seen throughout the crowd.

Sarah Foud said she came to the march to represent her faith and to reach out to others.

“As a woman, as an Arab-American Muslim born and raised in Eugene, I came to represent my community and to speak up against all the nonsense that’s going on.”

Jackson Shawn-Hays said he marched because he is worried about what a Trump presidency means for his lesbian mothers and his Latina girlfriend.

“I think it’s good to have a connected world and I don’t believe we should be some hermitic country that terrorizes its own citizens and actively seeks to take away rights from people.”

Participants in the march met at the federal courthouse and traveled down 8th Avenue to the Wow Hall. Eugene Police say there were no incidents related to the march.

Estimates for the Women’s March on Portland put the crowd there at around 100,000. Rallies also took place in Pendleton, Astoria, Ashland and other Oregon cities and towns.

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