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Hundreds gathered Saturday for the Women's March in downtown Austin from Wooldridge Square to the Texas Capitol.


The event was part of a national movement for women to march against President Donald Trump's nomination for Supreme Court to fill the late Ruth Bader Ginsberg's seat. The Austin march was organized on Facebook.

Prior to the march, the event featured multiple speakers, including Democratic House of Representative candidates, Wendy Davis and Julie Oliver.

"Four years ago we were on the precipice of electing the first woman president," Davis said referring to Hillary Clinton's candidacy. "Little did we know at the time that a nightmare was about to begin," she added.

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According to the national Women's March Facebook page, the organization planned to host over 425 in-person and virtual events on Saturday. This is the second Women's March that the group has hosted in 2020. Similar marches took place in other central Texas locations, including Georgetown and Bastrop.

The Women's March coincided with a dynamic day of activism in Austin, as the March for Trump and the Climate of Hope and Peace for Armenia events also descended on the Texas Capitol throughout the day.

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