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RPD estimates 10,000 people participated in Reno Women's March

More than a thousand people turned out for the Women's March event in Reno on Jan. 21, 2017,...
More than a thousand people turned out for the Women's March event in Reno on Jan. 21, 2017, near the federal courthouse. Photo by Chris Buckley/KOLO.(KOLO)
Published: Jan. 21, 2017 at 10:19 AM PST
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Thousands of people turned out for Reno’s version of the Women’s March.

The Reno Police Department estimates around 10,000 people took part in the Women's March in downtown Reno Saturday. The crowd gathered in the morning in front of the federal courthouse and Midtown Reno.

There were hundreds of similar marches around the world, organized for the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as a protest to the election of Trump and the policies he represents.

In Reno, there was a variety of themes, including ending violence against women and supporting women’s reproductive rights. The group marched from the federal courthouse to City Plaza.

Former State Sen. Sheila Leslie served as the emcee. Scheduled speakers included Felicia Pere of Reno Solidarity Network, Helen Filmore of the Washoe Tribe, Progressive Leadership of Nevada leaders Nathaniel Phillipps and Monique Normand and Stacey Shinn of the Gender Justice Coalition.