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Women's March Austin Crowd
More than 50,000 people marched on January 21. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Women's March Austin Crowd
The march began at the Texas State Capitol, went south on Congress Avenue, west on Sixth Street, then back down Lavaca Street. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Women's March Austin Joel Pettit Elvira Marin Paul Gasca
"I’m here because I can’t sit back and let this moment pass me by and not shout out as loud as I can that this is not okay," said Elvira Marin, pictured with Joel Pettit and Paul Gasca. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Women's March Austin Audrie San Miguel
"I'm marching because I'm mad as hell," said Audrie San Miguel. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Women's March Austin Lauren
Her first protest was for Kent State at the University of Texas. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Women's March Austin
Caroline Cowyn and friends participated in the march. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Women's March Austin Ian Orthy
"I’m marching to support my wife and her friends and all women’s rights and human rights everywhere," said Ian Orthy. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Women's March Austin Hareem Ahmad
"I'm here to protest the injustice, the hypocrisy, and the pure un-American-ness and undemocratic nature of the Trump administration, and just to say, we’re not gonna stand for it ... " said Hareem Ahmad.   Photo by Shelley Neuman
Women's March Austin Nia Aguillano
"I am the daughter of immigrants, and I am marching because no one else could in my family today." Photo by Shelley Neuman
Women's March Austin Skyla
"I'm tired of being oppressed by the patriarchy." Photo by Shelley Neuman
Women's March Austin Charm School Vintage
Local businesses, like Charm School Vintage, served as meet-up points. Photo by Shelley Neuman