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Women’s March Cleveland to rally for women’s rights Oct. 17

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland women will take part in a national Women’s March event on Saturday, Oct. 17 on Cleveland’s east side.



a group of people holding a sign: Hundreds of people attended the Cleveland Women's March in downtown Cleveland on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The event included speakers and a march from City Hall to Public Square. David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com


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Hundreds of people attended the Cleveland Women’s March in downtown Cleveland on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The event included speakers and a march from City Hall to Public Square. David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com

The rally will start at 1 p.m. in Ward 1 outside at the Harvard Community Services Center at 18240 Harvard Avenue, with speakers and entertainment, followed by a 2:15 pm march. More than 500 people are expected to protest racial injustice and attacks on women’s rights, including abortion.

Women’s March Cleveland will be holding a sister march to the national marches that will be held throughout the country on Oct. 17, including in Washington D.C.

The Women’s March began across the country in response to the inauguration of President

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Everything You Need To Know About The October 17 Women’s March

It was an unforgettable sight: 200,000 people of all ages, backgrounds, and genders decked out in pink and proudly carrying “I’m With Her” and “My Body, My Choice” signs above head as they marched down the National Mall in the nation’s capital. Similar scenes were unfolding in cities small and large all across the United States and indeed the world, and an estimated five million women, men, and children took to the streets to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump, making the Women’s March the largest single-day protest in U.S. history. Now, nearly four years later, the Women’s March is back to once again fight for reproductive rights, immigration reform, LGBTQ+ rights, racial equality, healthcare reform, and the environment, among seemingly countless other women’s and human rights issues.

Although Women’s March has been held annually in the years since President Trump took office, it

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