EPHRATA – Expecting maybe 80 people, organizers say at least 250 joined the Women’s March Saturday in Ephrata.
Saturday’s march that made its way down Basin Street and to the front of the Grant County Courthouse was one of hundreds of marches worldwide.
Ephrata’s march brought men, women and children from throughout Grant County in marching in solidarity with the Woman’s March on Washington that drew hundreds of thousands of protestors in Washington, D.C.
Marchers in Ephrata met at the train station before heading down Basin Street, many with signs in hand with messages supporting women’s rights, health care, equality and diversity and education, along with many in protest of now President Donald Trump.
The worldwide marches came a day after Trump’s inauguration. Marches in Seattle and Portland drew more than 100,000 people. Other large cities drew hundreds of thousands, including an estimated 750,000 in Los Angeles.
The group in Ephrata eventually gathered outside the courthouse to share messages of support.