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Women’s March focuses on inclusion and compassion

Mackenzie Waldron, Assistant Features Editor

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As many as 10,000 people marched while peacefully protesting in the North County San Diego Womens March on Saturday, Jan. 21.  This march added to the men and women marching around the world.

It was an event about inclusion and compassion,said Nina Deerfield, one of the organizers for the North County San Diego Womens March.

Deerfield said the organizers focused on showing mutual support for the community, including those who had been insulted by the rhetoric of this past election.

This was not an anti-anything rally. We really wanted to make it clear that this was a positive rally,said Deerfield.  

Deerfield said that she and the other organizers started the womens march by holding meetings and then requesting a permit from the city.

All four of us know how to organize, so we each took a piece of the puzzle, and we went off and organized our part,Deerfield said.

 

The march started at the San Marcos Civic Center then ended at the Palomar College campus.  

 

The Sheriffs Department and the Palomar Campus Police helped keep the marchers safe and the event organized.

The marchers occupied both the sidewalk and the westbound lanes of the street, blocking all westbound traffic on Mission for the duration of the march.

Drivers on the eastbound lanes stopped to honk in appreciation and waved their own signs in approval of the march.

Deerfield emphasized that the organizers wanted to show how much North County residents care about each other.

“…[A]nd that they were willing to come out and show that in public, regardless of our differences,Deerfield said.   

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