Photos by Lynn Hamilton, Special to Indiana Central News
Story by Lucy Perry, Indiana Central News
INDIANAPOLIS -- Large crowds gathered in many communities across the country in support of the Women's March on Washington, just a day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
According to the the organization's website, nearly 700 sister marches were held across the U.S. Crowds reportedly exceeded organizers' expectations at the various sites.
An Indianapolis rally drew thousands of peaceful protesters to the west side of the Statehouse this afternoon and featured several speakers. Information was available for attendees during the two-hour gathering. Solidarity events were also held in Terre Haute and Lafayette.
Participants were demonstrating for issues regarding reproductive rights, civil rights, immigration and gender discrimination. Many held signs with "Save birth control," "I'm with her," and "Rights take might"' and various other signs with anti-Trump messages written on them.