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NC protesters descend on Washington during Women's March

Posted January 21

Tens of thousands of men and women from nearly every state in the country were present for the Women’s March on Washington Saturday, including dozens from the Triangle.

“Everybody knows at least 20 people, and we can go from there,” Carol Burton said. “It’s more than women. It’s everybody.”

Capitol Hill was flooded with thousands of marchers, mostly women, mostly carrying signs. They said they want equality for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender, religion, race or politics.

“There’s a ton of energy, which I wasn’t expecting” Sam Quinn said. “Everyone is out here, trying to get their voices heard, which is really cool.”

Many North Carolinians left early Saturday morning to be a part of history.

“It is important,” Jan Rush said. “I got up at 3 in the morning and got on a bus in Durham.”

Some mothers brought their children.

“I want (Trump) to know that I’m listening and that I can hear the things that he’s saying,” said 12-year-old Aurora Clinton.

But some demonstrators said before the election, there was not the same passion for politics shown now.

“Before the election, I was with Hillary,” Rush said. “But there wasn’t a (crowd like this). Now I’m ready to let my voice be heard.”

Many demonstrators said they plan to keep the momentum going and push back against the Trump administration once they return home.

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  • Bill Connors Jan 22, 3:16 p.m.
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    I love David Crabtree's comments about the signs, "some we can not show you because of the wording". If the signs are too vile and profane to be shown on TV, that's an accurate indicator of the low morals and gutter mentality of the crowd at large.

    These women don't represent my wife, my daughters, my mother, my mother-in-law or any of my neighbors. They are the same low lifes that hang on to every word of Gloria Steinem, the leaders of NOW, Planned Parenthood and all groups that despise mainstream working class traditional Americans.

  • Wayne Smith Jan 22, 12:36 p.m.
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    This just shows how uninformed this group is and how they need to educate themselves. The classic low information voter, who believes in the MSM. There is equality for everyone we have LAWS on the books. The people I see threatened most are whites, Christians and heterosexuals: they are being blamed when others make bad choices and then those others have to deal the consequences of their actions.

    Do not blame others when you express poor freedom of choice. Yes you have freedom of choice, but there are consequences for poor choices. It is uncivil to expect others to subsidize your poor freedom of choice.

    These women are an embarrassment to true ladies everywhere.

  • Kiara Babel Jan 22, 7:10 a.m.
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    It's not about rights being violated because there not, it's about about trying to make conservatives look bad. Where were these people when Clinton was in office or Anthony wiener was around?

  • Charlie Watkins Jan 22, 7:05 a.m.
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    My wife was going to go protest but she had to wash my car.

  • Judy Loftin Jan 22, 4:01 a.m.
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    They don't look like any women I know. They look like the crowd that protested HB2. Weird.

  • James Dodson Jan 21, 11:50 p.m.
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    Blah blah blah nobody cares!

  • Ben Hill Jan 21, 9:33 p.m.
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    These demonstrators plan to "push back against the Trump administration" when they get back home? Push back against what? What has the Trump administration specifically done to the rights of women?