GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in downtown Grand Rapids on Saturday to participate in the nationwide marches across the country.
The Women’s March is meant to highlight women’s rights and to dismantle systems of oppression through peaceful protest.
Approximately 300 people were at Calder Plaza and listened to keynote speakers, before marching in solidarity through the downtown streets.
“We also wanted to draw some attention to the different organizations in Grand Rapids and ways that people could get involved other than just coming out and marching,” said the event orginizer, Raina Cook, “Because marching is great, but it’s definitely not the end of the story.”
The demonstration is one of hundreds of Women’s Marches that took place Saturday.
>>App users: Photos from the demonstration