Thousands gather for Women’s March in downtown Denver

DENVER -- Thousands of people gathered in downtown Denver on Saturday morning for the Women's March and rally.

They wound their way around downtown streets from Civic Center Park leading to a midday rally.

The same thing happened in cities across the country.

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

The march drew about 50,000 people. An estimated 100,000 attended last year's march in Denver.

Across the nation, more than 670 marches were scheduled. There were 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 began at 9:30 a.m. at Civic Center Park. The one-mile route started on Bannock Street at the City and County Building.

Marchers then went south to 13th Avenue, east to Lincoln Street. From there, they moved 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.

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