Thousands March in Jacksonville
According to News4Jax, thousands of people in Northeast Florida marched Saturday in conjunction with the Women’s March on Washington to raise awareness of women’s rights. Three marches were organized in this area–one in downtown Jacksonville, one in St. Augustine and one in Amelia Island. “It’s very important for women, and men who support women, support women’s rights and recognize the inequities (that) still exist in our society that needs to be overcome together,” Jacksonville marcher Christie Rasche said during the interview.
Nationwide, more than 600 sister marches were organized around the country with some of the biggest expected in New York, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles. The key focus of the day was the Women’s March on Washington, and while organizers said it could attract a quarter of a million participants, the crowd was so large that an actual total of participants could not be concluded at the time of this post.
Did you participate in the Women’s March on Washington or one of the sister marches? We’d love to hear about your experience.