Oklahoma City Women's March Draws Hundreds to State Capitol

Jan 22, 2018

Hundreds rallied at the Oklahoma State Capitol Saturday, joining women’s rights marches that took place around the world.

Women marched down Lincoln Boulevard, holding signs and speaking out about issues like sexual assault, transgender and indigenous people’s rights — and protesting politics in Oklahoma and Washington, D.C.

Jackie Bell is the Vice Chair of the Comanche County Democratic Party:

"Well I think that it’s important that we come together because this current administration is actually destroying our planet."

When 8-year -old Karma Reeves was asked why she marched Saturday, she had a simple response.

"Because people needs [sic] rights."

This was the second consecutive year a women’s march has been held at the Oklahoma Capitol. The first was held last year, one day after President Donald Trump was sworn into office.

Many demonstrators on Saturday also incorporated messages from the recent “Me Too” movement.