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Women March at City Hall, Protesting Supreme Court Hearings

Nearly 200 march

Published on Sunday, October 18, 2020 | 6:22 am

Joining hundreds of protests across the country, approximately 200 protesters marched around City Hall Plaza Saturday as part of the National Women’s March.

The series of national marches began in 2017, following the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Saturday’s march centered around the current Supreme Court appointment hearings for Amy Coney Barrett, selected to replace Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last month.

“This administration has finally caused me to act,” said marcher Rhonda Jones, 54, who marched with her daughter, Alicia Bunn. “I’m a mother and grandmother, and I’ve never been to a march in my life, but I am outraged by this administration,” Jones said.

Bunn added that “as a member of the Millennial generation, I feel like it’s my responsibility to pick up the mantle of the civil rights generation that preceded me, my mom’s generation which precedes me, and for the future kids that I will have, be able to help influence and help them stand up.”

The marchers circled City Hall Plaza in a one-mile loop, and before departing, were urged by organizers to vote on November 3.

Across the rest of the U.S., thousands of women participated in similar demonstrations Saturday.

At a noon march in downtown Los Angeles, marchers focused on women’s reproductive issues, getting out the vote and protesting the Trump Administration’s efforts to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

It appeared there were hundreds of women and some men, wearing face masks and attempting to socially distance, marching from Pershing Square to Los Angeles City Hall, including several women dressed as handmaids as depicted in a fictional television series about a totalitarian society ruled by a fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state.

“Women are going to decide this election,” Rachel O’Leary Carmona, executive director of the Women’s March, told the Washington Post. “We are fired up. We are ready to take action. This is a preview of what you’re going to see on November third.”

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