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Women's March draws 200 locally
'Defending all of us'
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Sandra Kennedy, 48, of Stilson, left, helps lead the way during the Women's March at Georgia Southern University.

About 200 local residents attended the Women's March in Statesboro, held Jan. 21 on the Georgia Southern University campus. The march was held in tandem with the Women's March on Washington, along with similar demonstrations around the country.

The demonstrations were intended to show a united front in the fight for women's rights and other marginalized groups.

Intended to address "negative rhetoric and outcomes of the recent elections," organizers said it was their hope the event would send a "bold message to the new national and state administrations that women are not to be ignored."

"We will stand together for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health and our families," said Ivory Watts, co-organizer for the local event.

"We stand for all women, but not just for women," said co-organizer Suzanne Shurling. "Defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us."


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