SEQUIM — A rally for women’s rights filled the southeast corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street at 1st Security Bank Park in Sequim last weekend.
The rally was Saturday.
Dianne Drake, originator of the peace gathering and candlelight ceremony through Facebook invites, said the idea came to her in November and that she wanted to support the community and her friends who she felt were hurting following the general election.
“I just wanted them to shine their light,” she said.
No signs, yelling
Organizers encouraged participants simply to be there and not bring signs — although a few were there — and not to shout or use negative rhetoric.
Steffany Barber, co-organizer, said the turnout was more than she expected.
“I’m absolutely floored,” she said.
“We are here standing in solidarity for all human rights.”
For more information on the women’s rights movement, visit www. womensmarch.com.
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