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Hundreds participate in Lexington's Women's March rally

Posted at 7:23 PM, Jan 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-18 19:39:27-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Women, men and children of all ages met at the Courthouse Plaza in downtown Lexington for the 4th annual Women’s March.

The rallies, which took place in multiple cities around the nation, focus on demanding progress on issues like women’s reproductive rights and gender equity.

“It’s really important for women to make sure their voices are heard. We do so much work in the world and we don’t get all the benefits,” Deborah Gerth, whose sign read ‘We are women saving democracy,' said.

“We need to make sure that we’re here to take that power and show what we can do.”

In Lexington, participants marched down Main Street and circled back to the Courthouse Plaza using Vine Street.

Audra Ewing has taken her young daughters to every Women’s March since 2016.

“I think that it brings hope and I'm hopeful that there'll be change," Ewing said.

"All we can do is continue to use our voices and speak up. And I'm hoping I'm passing that message along to my children."