Thousands gather in downtown South Bend for women’s march

(Photo supplied/ABC 57)

South Bend was one of 600 cities across America to host a women’s march.

The gathering took place on Saturday, Jan. 21, one day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

Thousands of people attended, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at ABC 57. Among them, was South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. “What happened yesterday in Washington was important, but what’s happening right now in South Bend and across the country is extraordinary,” said the Mayor to ABC 57.

You can read more about the local march in downtown South Bend from ABC 57.

More than 1 million people rallied at marches in the nation’s capital and cities around the world to send President Donald Trump an emphatic message on his first full day in office that they won’t let his agenda go unchallenged.

There were no known arrests related to Saturday’s Washington gathering, which was among the biggest demonstrations in the city’s history.

District of Columbia’s homeland security director, Christopher Geldart says it’s safe to say the crowd at the Women’s March exceeded the 500,000 that organizers told city officials to expect.

Friday’s protests were led by self-described anarchists, and federal prosecutors say most of those arrested will be charged with felony rioting.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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1 comment

Dan Garing January 23, 2017 at 10:59 am

Why are there so many men at the “Women’s March”? Did I miss something? Oh, I forgot…These men probably identify as “women”…Just call it what it is…Anti-Trump march.


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