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DENVER -- Thousands of people gathered in downtown Denver Saturday morning for the Women's March and rally. The same thing happened in cities across the country.

Streets and sidewalks are expected to be packed with women, men and children as part of the Women's March.

Last year, more than 100,000 people took over Civic Center Park the day after President Donald Trump was inaugurated. Saturday marks one year since Trump took office.

Organizers estimate the amount of people participating this year could double last year's total.

Across the nation, more than 670 marches are scheduled. There are at least 14 registered marches planned in Colorado, including Denver, Aspen and Colorado Springs.

"We're hoping to motivate people, stay engaged, don't give up," Denver march organizer Lisa Cutter said. "This government and community belongs to us.

"We deserve transparency and openness and a government that shares our values, and that's what we will continue to keep demanding.

"Last year, people were scared and upset and didn't know what was going to happen. Well, it's clear we are in this for the long haul and that things aren't going to change quickly and we will have to continue to be vigilant."

The march begins at 9:30 a.m. at Civic Center Park. The one-mile route will start on Bannock Street at the City and County Building.

Marchers will head south to 13th Avenue, then east to Lincoln Street. From there, they'll move north to East 14th Avenue, east to Grant Street and north to Colfax Avenue then west back to the park.

Similar to last year, the Denver Public Library is asking for any donations of posters or memorabilia from the march.

Temperatures won't be frigid, but it will still be in the upper 30s and low 40s for the start of the march.

Organizers recommend participants bring warm clothes, hats, mittens, scarves and comfortable shoes.

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