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Thousands Of People Participate In Women's Marches Across South And Central Coasts

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3rd Annual March for Justice in downtown Ventura

Thousands of people across the South and Central Coasts are joining those across the nation in Women’s Marches.

In downtown Ventura on Saturday morning, about 500 people participated in the 3rd Annual March for Justice with a smaller turnout than last year. They advocated for women’s rights, gun control, immigration reform, the environment, among many issues.

They also protested against President Trump, with some holding signs calling for his impeachment.

“I want to fight for the next generation. I feel I can’t die leaving it like this. I want to pass on a better place,” said Rose Stowell from Oxnard.

The infighting wihin the national Women’s March movement discouraged some people like Deborah Meyer-Morris of Ventura, who still decided to come out to volunteer.

“The fact that the national movement has taken some positions that are clearly anti-Semitic really concerns me. And so I’m out here lightly doing a little bit of consciousness-raising but also kind of keeping my distance,” she said.

Other Women’s Marches are being held in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo.