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Women take to St. Louis streets in solidarity with Women’s March on Washington

ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - The Women’s March in St. Louis Saturday provided a counter punch to some of the angry rhetoric of the presidential campaign. The crowd marched east on Market Street before filling a space between the Gateway Arch and the Old Courthouse.

“Love trumps hate,” some marchers shouted.

“It is an incredible thing to be here,” said marcher Dianne Bryant-Miller.  “I love the diversity. I love the people. It’s peaceful and it’s pleasant.”

Marchers hope by displaying the country’s diversity they can convince President Trump to take that diversity into account when making critical decisions.

“We care about those people getting pushed aside,” said marcher Dorrine McLelland.  “We really care about them.”

“It’s very difficult in (Washington) D.C. right now to predict exactly what’s going to go on,” said marcher Paul Kordonowy.  “If it is just one side making all the decisions, it’s probably not going to be good for the entire country.”

The huge crowd was an inspiration for one of the event’s main speakers.

“You have given me a renewed sense of the fight,” said Sen. Claire McCaskill, (D) Missouri.

McCaskill faces reelection in 2018.  She encouraged anyone marching on Saturday to get involved in the political process and vote.

“We need you,” said McCaskill.  “We need everyone one of you.”