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Half a million marchers showed up in Washington, so now what?

Speakers at the women’s marches throughout the United States on Saturday implored the protesters to keep their resistance alive. Some of the marchers wondered aloud if they would; others already had plans to start groups back home.

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Peaceful protest

They came from all over -- California, Illinois, South Carolina, Texas -- but with a single purpose, to demonstrate their support for women's rights in the first D.C. protest of the new Donald Trump era. Hundreds of thousands crowded on to Pennsylvania Avenue not far from the U.S. Capitol for a rally. So many people came that there couldn't be a march; they filled the march route. But the rally offered a catharsis for the many who worry that a Trump administration will roll back important gains for women.

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'I want my 5-year-old .. to see people care'

Lexington woman among those who left Lexington from Rupp Arena Friday night, Jan. 20, 2016, to attend Saturday's Women's March on Washington. Several said they were participating to provide an example to their children.
jlucke@herald-leader.com
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'I want my 5-year-old .. to see people care'

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'I'm standing up for women' after Trump election

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