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Women's March In Woodstock

Women will be marching in the streets of Woodstock on Saturday.

WOODSTOCK - The Women's March is coming to Woodstock. Marches are taking place across the country on Saturday to gather in celebration and fierce resistance to say no to violence, injustice, inequality and silence.  

Woodstock's March has been organized by Kate Leatherbarrow who made local headlines last year trying to ban graphic images related to abortion in the Friendly City. Leatherborrow's motion was defeated, however she plans on making this a campaign issue in the next municipal election where she will run for a seat on council in the City of Woodstock. 

Leatherbarrow says the theme of the march is she persisted. 

"I think it just brings a platform, just the fact that we are all equal, it doesn't matter your political background, nationality, their are some really strong individuals and young woman like myself who want to bring change to the world. I just believe that in Woodstock alone, their needs to be some progessive minds and a really popular quote is that she persisted and I plan on persisting." 

She adds the marches are taking place across the globe to commemorate the one year anniversary of the Women's March from last year. 

"It is the first anniversary of the Women's March that took place in Washington DC, which was the Women's Movement March. Women across the globe took part in the march last year and they believe that women in politics and government are going to power up and be stronger than ever in 2018. Cities such as Toronto, London, Kitchener Waterloo, Windsor across Canada will be congregating in their downtown core with women, men and children who support woman's rights, human rights, equality and democracy. This is an honour to stand with our sisters and represent women." 

The March is happening downtown at Museum Square on Saturday morning from 9 am to noon. You can find more information about the march online here. 

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