Nebraskans join Women's March

Participants in the Women's March pose in Lincoln. (Courtesy: Shannon Cameron)

Marches were held across the country Saturday in support of women's rights.

One in Loup City drew more than 125 people to the town of about 1,000.

Participant Lynn Redding said it was fantastic to see all the support from the local communities.

Other central Nebraskans gathered in Lincoln to make themselves heard.

The capitol steps were filled with men, women and children, who said they were fighting for change.

Some said they were lending their voice to other issues as well.

Thousands of people marched from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln’s Student Union to the north side of the state capitol.

It was scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m., but there were so many people the protest had to be postponed nearly a half hour.

A similar event drew more than 4,000 people to Omaha for a two-mile march through the city’s downtown.

Others boarded a bus from Omaha to Washington D.C., where a large crowd demonstrated. Stephanie Bode, of Norfolk, was there.

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