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Thousands Unite For Women's March In Salem


Thousands rally during the Salem Women's March, a sister march to the main event in Washington, D.C., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.

Thousands rally during the Salem Women’s March, a sister march to the main event in Washington, D.C., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.

Anna Reed/Statesman Journal

Thousands of people squeezed onto the Capitol Mall as part of the international Women’s March on Washington Saturday morning.

Marchers joined an estimated 2 million people at more than 600 demonstrations throughout the world to demand women’s rights and equality on the heels of President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

“I like so many of you woke two months ago to a changed nation,” said Cara Kaser, Salem City Councilor for Ward 1. “A changed national narrative that talks of building walls instead of bridges, a narrative that fears and reviles refugees instead of offering comfort, a narrative that talks of denying women the right to control their body, and a narrative that doesn’t believe that love wins.”

Women, men and children donned “pussy” hats and clutched signs bearing calls for universal health care, reproductive rights for women, equal rights for the LGBTQ community and equal rights for immigrants.

Read more at the Statesman Journal.

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