On Saturday, Jan. 21, millions of people assembled around the world in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington.
Here in the U.S., hundreds of "sister marches" weren't all marches; nor were they exclusive to women or "coastal elite." We've seen the images from the half a million people attending the main march on Washington; New York and Chicago and San Francisco and Los Angeles, too. But people also assembled in Springfield, Missouri, and Pendleton, Oregon; across the Rust Belt and the Sun Belt; in small Appalachian towns and major metropolitan areas — all in organized protest of Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States.
Louisville is Kentucky’s largest city, one of a handful of blue islands in the Commonwealth's sea of red voters. About 5,000 men, women and children gathered in front of Metro Hall, under the watchful eye of a statue of Thomas Jefferson, for the Rally to Move Forward. It wasn't a Women's March but an event focused broadly on issues of racial, gender, social and economic justice.
Congressman John Yarmuth, a Democrat who represents this district, was one of 20 speakers at the event. Here’s what Saturday sounded like in Louisville:
Here are some of the people who gathered in protest, in their own words:
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