Dozens March for Women's Rights in Lubbock Saturday

LUBBOCK,TX - As one of the biggest protests in America's history, the Women's March for Freedom was present in every corner of the country Saturday in reaction to President Trump's Inauguration. 

Over 100 people in Lubbock stood on the corner of 19th Street and University Avenue to show support for this movement.

"We do have the right to be here as it's one of our cherished rights," march participant Kathy Buckberry said.

The march was scheduled to begin at 2 p.m., however, participants were eager to begin by arriving 45 minutes early.

"We need to not be as apathetic as we have been in the past," Buckberry said. "This country belongs to all of us and all of us need to have a part in it and have a say in it."

A local event organizer told KLBK and EverythingLubbock.com that they had a permit to occupy that area. They added that they had over 900 people RSVP for this event.

Organizers also gave out poster materials for participants to make their own signs in solidarity. 

"I personally witness sexism and misogyny in my own day to day experience," march participant Chad Wheeler said. "I believe it's a worth-while cause to stand up and say that's not right. We value people and believe that all people should be treated equally."

Citizens of all backgrounds stood for hours in this march. As well as eight year old Landry Harman from Laura Bush Elementary School.

"I think women should have their rights and be able to do what they want." 

His mother brought him to the march because she said it teaches him an important lesson about civil liberties. 

"They should be able to get their own rights because they're not really any different than anybody else," Harman said.


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