Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Sarasotans Join Tallahassee March

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Sarasotans Join Tallahassee March

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TALLAHASSEE -- At 6 a.m., 50 Sarasota residents boarded a bus to Tallahassee to march alongside almost 15,000 protesters from around the country.

Doreen Dupont, an activist since her early 20s, was one of the first to show up for the trip. She spent hours making buttons reading "Women in solidarity 1 /21/17 in Tallahassee" and "Pro- choice and proud of it," which she wore pinned to her pink shirt as she marched down Wahnish Way.

The march, originally routed to the Capitol building, was moved to go through Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University's campus due to weather. But the protesters put up with sporadic pouring rain to show their opposition to President Donald Trump, marching a mile behind a banner reading "All families deserve justice and security. …

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