10,000 show up for Cincinnati's second Women's March

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - At least 10,000 people took to the streets of downtown Cincinnati to march in support of female empowerment and rights Saturday.

The second annual Women's March coincided with demonstrations from New York to Los Angeles, where groups focused on an array of issues including LGBT rights, voter registration and President Donald Trump's stance on immigration.

"I feel that we need to come together, not only as women but, as citizens of this country to make America, America again," said Debbie Fritz, who joined the Cincinnati march's start at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

The group marched on Race street then back down to the Freedom Center via Vine Street.

Last year, 14,000 people showed up for the Cincinnati Women's March. It set a record attendance for a single protest march in Cincinnati's history, according to Andria Carter, a spokesperson for the United We Stand organization.

Carter said organizers estimate between 10,000 and 12,000 people attended the 2018 march.

"I'm tired of the way women have no voice in this country," said Cincinnatian Lynn O'Brien. "I'm pretty sure that we're not paid the same as men, all the statistics say that."

Carter said many women are fired up after the recent outpour of sexual assault allegations and the #MeToo movement, a feeling that likely drew many to show support at the marches.

"There's a greater uproar. A greater outreach of we must speak out. We must see more of us in positions of power to make sure our interests are taken care of and that's the importance of the March," said Carter.

Meanwhile, President Trump on Saturday tweeted that it was a "perfect day" for women to march to celebrate the "economic success and wealth creation" that's happened during his first year in office.

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