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Supporters of economic, social justice rally in Louisville

January 21, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Supporters of women’s rights and social justice gathered Saturday in Louisville and Lexington in solidarity with others around the world who have marched on city streets in a show of empowerment after President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

The rallies in Kentucky came in conjunction with the Women’s March on Washington, where hundreds of thousands gathered to send Trump a message that they won’t let his agenda go unchallenged over the next four years. More than 600 “sister marches” were planned around the world.

WAVE-TV reports that The Rally to Move Forward in Louisville included a long list of speakers and performers. People held signs with slogans in support of economic, social and environmental justice.

In Lexington, WLEX-TV reported that the goal of the march was to push for protection of women’s rights and safety, and to recognize that vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of the country.