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Thousands March in Chicago

'Let's go vote!' they chant in Democratic stronghold
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 13, 2018 5:00 PM CDT
Demonstrators marched through the streets of Chicago during the Women's March Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.   (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
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(Newser) – Thousands of people marched through downtown Chicago on Saturday to express their displeasure at President Trump and encourage voters to go to the polls for next month's midterm election, the AP reports. The march took place after a rally in Grant Park organized by Women's March Chicago. The group dubbed the event March to the Polls. A sea of people took to the streets, chanting "Let's go vote!" as they walked from Grant Park to Federal Plaza. Some voters cast ballots at nearby early voting sites. Chicago is a Democratic stronghold.

Organizers say enthusiasm is high, particularly since the confirmation of Trump's Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh was accused of sexual assault but he denies the allegations. A women's march days after Trump's inauguration filled the 300-acre Grant Park.

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