Demonstrators rally in Walnut Creek for 3rd Women's March

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Sunday, January 20, 2019
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"This is an important time in our life and in our country that we need to make a statement."

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (KGO) -- A crowd estimated in the thousands turned out for a march in Walnut Creek.

At the end, people gathered at Civic Park downtown for a rally.

Many were holding signs and clad in pink, fighting for equality.

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Demonstrators are seen at the Women's March in San Francisco on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (KGO-TV)
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Others taking note of the current government shutdown and the battle over funding for a border wall.

Participants say they realize this is a time to make their voices heard.

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"This is an important time in our life and in our country that we need to make a statement. We need to show up we need to represent and uh having two daughters this is even a bigger deal more than before," said one participant.

This is the third year there's been a women's march in Walnut Creek.