As she stood among a sea of people gathered for a women's rally and march in downtown Chicago on Saturday, she carried a sign that stated: "I can't believe I still have to protest this (expletive)".
But some marchers said they did not hear of the cancellation, while others chose to simply do it anyway. Organizers, who projected more than 50,000 demonstrators, said the crowd appeared to have swelled to 150,000.
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During the rally, organizers said due to the volume of people, there would be no march, but the rally would continue.
"Our march route is flooded".
Initially, organizers estimated the event would draw 22,000 people and later said it would be closer to 50,000. "That's why we are here: to march". The parade route and some streets around the park will be closed until 2 p.m. for the demonstration.
Deb Toppel, a 57-year-old from Lindenhurst, Illinois, said she could not sit idly by and ignore the current political climate, especially because she thinks complacency was one of the factors that led to Trump's election. "We are just going to sing and dance and make our voices heard here", rally and march co-chairwoman Ann Scholhmer reportedly announced to the crowd.
"While this convergence should be celebrated, it is a moment not a movement", Hayes said.