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Support of women’s reproductive rights expressed through protest in Roanoke

Roanoke, Virginia – While Supreme Court judges deliberate on abortion, Roanoke citizens held a protest on Saturday to support women’s reproductive rights.
On Franklin Road, dozens of people stood in a line, waving signs and screaming for women’s health.
Earlier in the day, one by one, victims of sexual assault and abuse took to the podium to tell their tales.
A booth was set up to help individuals register to vote in order to encourage more local political involvement.
“I saw a sign that said, ‘Men of quality support equality’ and ultimately, that’s what it’s about. It’s not just a woman’s issue. It’s about control. It’s about dignity. It’s about justice,” said Women’s March on Roanoke Organizer Ivonne Wallace-Fuentes.
This was just one of hundreds of events held across the country on Saturday as part of the 5th Women’s March.

Marco Harmon

I was born and raised in Roanoke, VA. I studied Communications Studies at Roanoke College, and I’ve been part of the news industry ever since. Visiting my favorite downtown Roanoke bars and restaurants with my friends is how I spend most of my free time when I'm not at the desk.

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