Thousands Support Arkansas Women’s March

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Roughly than 7,000 people marched along Capitol Avenue Saturday for the Arkansas Women’s March.

“It’s amazing. This was a last minute thought,” says Crystal Simpson.

 Many people at the march said they had no plans to come out, until they passed by and saw how big the crowds were. They said they wanted to join in solidarity with thousands united across the country.

“We didn’t plan to come out here, but then I saw the people driving by, so just to come out here. It’s just warm,” says Simpson.

People say they came in support and solidarity with others, marching for women’s rights in more than 55 cities across the country.

“I thought it was really important for our future and our daughter to come and see what it’s all about together as women,” says Simpson.

Little Rock native, Lizz Garbett, joined in  with her family after seeing the march posted online.

“I have three sons and I want them to see that women’s rights are human rights,” says Garbett.

“Everyone deserves equal rights, I mean we are all human,” says Lizz Garbetts son, King.

Organizers say at least five-thousand people signed up for the march online by Friday. They say another 1,500 registered on site. Many marchers say they are fighting for equal rights for women under the new presidency, encouraging President Trump to keep the Affordable Care Act in tact, push for equal pay, and birth rights.

“I want us to just continue to fight because by the time she’s old enough, to go to college, this will be just a dream to her,” says Simpson.

With signs held high, King and his family say they hope the many voices marching today will be heard.

“Just because someone is a female or a male, that shouldn’t make a difference because we are all humans,” says King Garbett.

City director Kathy Webb, a big part of Saturday’s march, says she is encouraging these supporters to stay involved by learning more about resources for women’s rights.

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