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Thousands expected at women's marches across Pa.

Written by Staff Report/WITF and The Associated Press | Jan 21, 2017 9:18 AM
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Micaela Johnson, of Leewood, Kan., in town to take part in Saturday's Women's March on Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

(Philadelphia) -- Thousands of people are expected to take part in the Women's March across Pennsylvania today, a day after Republican Donald Trump's inauguration as president.

The marches in Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lewisburg, Reading and Selinsgrove are being held in solidarity with similar events taking place in Washington and around the nation.

The Lancaster event is slated to run from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Penn Square. In Harrisburg's Kunkel Plaza, marchers will go from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Organizers say they intend to "Take a stand against ignorance and hate."

The Reading event is slated to start at 2:00 p.m. at City Park. The Lewisburg rally is being held at Hufnagle Park at 10:00 a.m. In Selinsgrove, South Market Street was the starting point.

Among the other sister marches in the commonwealth, according to womensmarch.com, organizers in Philadelphia say it's a demonstration in support of the rights of women and America's diverse communities following a presidential election in which many groups were demonized. They say the marches are intended to unify the diverse communities in an effort to protect the rights of all.

The march in Philadelphia is scheduled to start at Logan Square and proceed a half-mile down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Eakins Oval, where a rally is scheduled.

 

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