Hundreds rally for Wilmington Women’s March

Hundreds gather outside the federal courthouse to rally for women's rights
Hundreds gather outside the federal courthouse to rally for women's rights(WECT)
Updated: Jan. 26, 2019 at 4:30 PM EST
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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Hundreds of people gathered together to march and rally for women’s rights Saturday. The march started in Innes Park and ended in front of the federal courthouse in downtown Wilmington on Water Street.

The rally consisted of speakers telling stories about why they are a part of this movement. A number of singers and poets were also in attendance.

Groups such as Women Organizing for Wilmington (W.O.W.) and March for Our Lives made their presence known at the event. Several people brought signs and posters signifying women empowerment. Baby Trump balloons also made an appearance.

Protester Addie Lose said she hopes that movements like this truly make a difference.

“The fact that we’re still doing this is kinda concerning. We shouldn’t be if we’ve been doing this for years and years," Lose said. “So I think it’s like a big thing we have to overcome and I hope that these things will slowly but surely make an impact.”

After the rally, protesters were encouraged to go to Botegga Art & Wine in the Brooklyn Arts District for an after-party that runs until 7 p.m.

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