The Coastal Packet: Thousands of women march in Augusta

Sunday, January 22

Thousands of women march in Augusta

Central Maine - Thousands of people converged Saturday behind the Maine State House for causes as big as civil rights and as individual as wanting to be heard. The Women’s March on Maine, one of hundreds of events related to the Women’s March on Washington a day after the inauguration Friday of President Donald Trump, drew people from varied backgrounds from across the state for two hours to hear a slate of speakers, chant, show support and bang on drums.

Press Herald - Shoulder to shoulder and stretched out over a mile, a crowd of more than 10,000 people participated Saturday in one of the largest protest marches ever held in Portland. It was one of hundreds of such marches held in the nation’s capital and across the country the day after the inauguration of President Trump.

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