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About 2,000 expected to march Saturday for women’s rights in Spokane in wake of Trump inauguration

Jan. 18, 2017 Updated Wed., Jan. 18, 2017 at 5:48 p.m.

In this photo provided by the Library of Congress, taken in 1913, a crowd gathers around a Red Cross ambulance during the women's suffrage procession in Washington. Thousands of women take to the streets of Washington, demanding a greater voice for women in American political life as a new president takes power. This will happen on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, one day after the inauguration of Donald Trump. This did happen more than 100 years ago, one day before the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson. (Library of Congress / AP)
In this photo provided by the Library of Congress, taken in 1913, a crowd gathers around a Red Cross ambulance during the women's suffrage procession in Washington. Thousands of women take to the streets of Washington, demanding a greater voice for women in American political life as a new president takes power. This will happen on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, one day after the inauguration of Donald Trump. This did happen more than 100 years ago, one day before the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson. (Library of Congress / AP)

Spokane will join cities around the country Saturday holding a march for women’s rights following Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday.

About 2,000 people are expected to attend, organizers said in a news release.

The Spokane-North Idaho Women’s March begins with a rally at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Spokane Convention Center, followed by 1 p.m. march through downtown.

Marchers can then return to the convention center for a volunteer fair and learn more about ways to get involved in Spokane.

Organizers also will be collecting clothing, blankets and personal supplies for homeless women through Hope House.

The march is supposed to be non-partisan and focused on human rights.

“It isn’t about one person or a group of people. It is about setting a precedent against hate, sexism, and all the other ism’s that have been tolerated far too long. We are marching for our marginalized groups and for equity and equality for all,” organizers wrote on Facebook.

More information about the march, including parking options, bus routes and hotel discounts, is available at WomensMarchOnSpokane.org or on Facebook.

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