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Thousands attend Women's March on St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. ( -

While many traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the Women's March on Washington, thousands remained in St. Louis to partake in the march from home. 

Multitudes of marchers gathered near Union Station Saturday morning to for the Women's March on St. Louis. The plan called for the march to begin at 9:00 a.m., with it ending at the Luther Ely Smith Square, where a rally would be held at 10:00 a.m. 

When marchers began their trek down Market Street, their numbers were so big, police had to close off the street, block-by-block. 

Following the rally, an action fair will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Phyllis Wheatley Heritage Center YWCA. 

But St. Louis was just one of several cities to take part in the march. Officials in D.C. say the march crowds were in the neighborhood of half-a-million, according to the Associated Press. A drive up Interstate 55 saw Chicago crowds of around 250,000 people. In fact, Chicago marchers came out in such great numbers that organizers had to cancel their march portion of the day due to the overflow of people. 

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