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Thousands participated in 2nd annual Women's March in downtown St. Louis

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Crowd marches downtown in the Women's march (Credit: KMOV) Crowd marches downtown in the Women's march (Credit: KMOV)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

ST. LOUIS, Mo.,( KMOV.com) -- Thousands showed up for the 2nd annual Women's March in downtown St. Louis on Saturday morning.  People gathered outside Union Station around 10 a.m. and marched down Market St. towards the arch. 

There were several speakers throughout the march outside City Hall and Luther Ely Smith Plaza including St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones, State Senator Maria Chapel-Nadal, poet Cheeaz Gormon and Lourdes Ashley Hunter of Trans Women of Color. 

St. Louis City Police were provided security alongside the path of the march which ended at the Old Courthouse. 

Several young people participated for the first time this year.

 One attendee Dominique Reinhart ,14, came with the support of her dad. "He just really supports me in everything I do and I'm just so happy that he's here," said Reinhart, "We can all just come together and take a stand for what we believe in and make a change."

"For so long I held myself back from standing up for the things I believe in," said Nia Plump, a 19 year-old marcher. The Women's March was her first experience being an activist. "it's exhilarating, it's empowering and it's amazing," said Plump, "It makes me feel like there are a lot of people who stand with me and not against me."

St. Louis' Women's March coincides with rallies happening around the country and world on January 20, 2018.

The largest march is in Washington D.C. 

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