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Charlotte Women's March Expected To Draw Big Crowd

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Women's March attendees at Romare Bearden Park in 2017..

Organizers say they're expecting thousands of people uptown Saturday for the Charlotte Women's March. It's the anniversary of big demonstrations in Washington and around the country the weekend President Donald Trump was inaugurated.

Organizer Jan Anderson attended last year's Washington rally, but says she's staying in Charlotte this time.

“It's a wonderful group of women and celebrating with them is going to energize me to continue through 2018 to make sure we get change. And one of our focuses will be ‘power to the polls,’ making sure that the right people get elected next year,” says Anderson.

Mayor Vi Lyles is among the speakers. More than 10,000 people attended last year's march.

“I think the crowd is going to be big. I'm not sure if it'll be quite as big as last year, but it's going to be a sizable crowd,” says Anderson.

The rally is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Ward Park.

WFAE put out a call for your thoughts about the women’s marches and the staying power of the movement. Here are a couple of those who responded. 

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Jennifer De La Gara talks about attending the Women's March in Washington last year.