Women's March

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Hundreds of demonstrators braved the cold Saturday afternoon for the third annual Wichita Women’s March and rally downtown.

 

The theme of the gathering was “Claim Your Voice.” A variety of issues were addressed at the event, including domestic violence, immigration rights, police brutality and equal representation in government.

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Editor's note: Because of expected freezing weather, the Women's March will start at 1 p.m. at City Hall. Marchers will proceed to the Wave venue in Old Town where the rally will be held indoors. Organizers announced the change on Thursday, Jan. 17.

 

The third annual Women’s March will take place in Wichita later this month.

 

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The pink hats were the same. Many of the signs, too: "I resist." "I'm with her." "Girls just want to have fun(damental) rights."

But Saturday's 500-person rally in front of City Hall in downtown Wichita had a decidedly different feel than last year's Women's March.

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This week is the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington, which brought thousands of demonstrators to the capital and inspired dozens of similar events in cities around the world—including Wichita.