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Demonstrators gather in downtown Nashville for Women's March

Posted: 2:21 PM, Jan 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-20 15:21:57-05
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Hundreds of people came together at Public Square Park Saturday afternoon for the third annual Women's March, but this year's demonstration was smaller than previous marches.

The event was part of a nationwide movement, and happened at the same times as demonstrations across the country.

"It's a movement, it's bringing together women of all backgrounds, all races, all religions, all cultures, all beliefs," Cassandra L. Anello said. Anello is a spokesperson for the group that organized the Nashville Women's March.

Crowds at this year's events were hampered by rainy weather. Storms moved through the area in the hours leading up to the Women's March and lingered for the first hours of the event. Those who braved the weather said they never thought about missing out on the demonstration.

"We live in Nashville, we put up with all sorts of weather all the time, we're used to it," one protester said.

Protesters weren't able to march through downtown Nashville like they had in previous years because of road closures related to the inauguration of Gov. Bill Lee.