Thousands Take Part in Dallas Women’s March

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NORTH TEXAS -- They kept coming, and coming, and coming!

It seemed they were never going to stop making their way through downtown Dallas Saturday. It was a march lasting more than 15 minutes from the first woman to the last.

They cycled through chants like, 'Show me what democracy looks like! This is what democracy looks like!', 'Women united will never be divided!', and 'Our bodies. Our choice. Our country. Our voice!'

These women -- and some supportive men -- had a point to make.

"We're here, we're not going to be forgotten, we're not going to be silenced, and we are a force to be reckoned with," said marcher Melissa Harper, who was part of three generations of her family taking part.

Thousands packed the streets for Women's Marches in both Dallas and Fort Worth, the local events walking stride for stride with the one happening in Washington, D.C., and others across the country and world.

The message was women's issues, and most were taking aim squarely at President Donald Trump on his first full day in office.

"I still think we have a lot of women out there who don't understand how our rights are threatened right now, especially under this new administration," Harper said.

"We're showing Trump that women can do it too!" said a young girl holding a sign that read, 'I will run to be a USA President one day too!!! #WomenRights'

They weren't just marching for a day. They wanted this example to go straight to the next generation.

"He's the one that wanted to come and support women because he knows what's right and what's wrong," a marcher said, pointing to her nephew.

"We want them to know that their rights were always important to us," Harper added, motioning to her infant niece and nephew.

Whether the right to choose, equal pay, Mother Nature, or any other issue affecting 2017's American women, it was repped, written, and chanted Saturday.

In Fort Worth they even channeled former First Lady Michelle Obama, walking arm-in-arm, chanting, 'When they go low, we go high!'

The only thing left to do now is wait to see who got the message.


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