First Women’s March draws enthusiastic crowd

Journal Staff

The inaugural Sarnia-Lambton Women’s March was a big success, organizers say.

About 400 people braved a cold alert on Saturday to listen to speeches at a rally near the former Sears Store before heading out on a shortened route in heavy snow.

Led by drummers from the Sarnia-Lambton Native Friendship Centre the crowd, comprised of women, children and men, headed south on Lambton Mall Road to Exmouth Street amid rallying chants and honking cars.

The March, which has become a global phenomenon, began two years ago in Washington, D.C. following the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump.

The theme chosen by Women’s March Canada this year was missing and murdered Indigenous women.

The local march is expected to become an annual event.