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Women's March Returning To Downtown Next Year

By Kelly Bauer | October 11, 2017 11:47am | Updated on October 12, 2017 8:11am
 An estimated 250,000 people gathered in Chicago for the Women's March.
Women's March on Chicago
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DOWNTOWN — The Women's March, which drew about 250,000 women and supporters Downtown last year, will return.

Next year's rally will be Jan. 20 at a Downtown location that has not been disclosed. Women and their allies will gather to support each other and push for affordable health care, immigrant and racial justice and reproductive freedom, among other things, according to a news release from organizers.

This year's rally, on Jan. 21, was one of the largest of dozens of Women's March events held throughout the world. The organizers had planned for 50,000 people and wanted to march through the streets — but the crowd was so large the march was canceled, with many attendees instead gathering in Grant Park to listen to speakers.

The Women's March ended up being one of the largest protests in the city's recorded history.

Next year's rally will fall on the anniversary of the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Trump's election spurred the original Women's March.