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    Team Coverage of Women's Rally in South Florida

    Out of the thousands gathering at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater many tell us it's out of the concern for their civil liberties. (Published Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017)

    Over ten thousand people converged on the streets of Downtown for the Women's Rally in South Florida.

    More than 10,000 people attended the rally at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater in Downtown Miami, which coincides with more than 600 women's marches being held across the world including the Women's March on Washington.

    "It's very exciting women's voices and men's voices are being heard for the rights of all human beings," said Sunny Mclean women's rally supporter.

    When the event reached it's capacity, demonstrators who were turned away began marching along the streets of Downtown Miami and eventually onto Interstate 95, causing traffic delays.

    "This is awesome, we can't even go inside so we're standing on the street and raising our voice," Lavern Deer said.

    The event is called the Women's Rally in South Florida. It was held Saturday from 1-5 p.m. at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater in Downtown Miami.

    South Florida no stranger to demonstrations as they hosted this free and public massive rally where supporters of all ages shared the main message— that women's rights are human rights.

    "In the words of the new declaration of independence, that all men and women and queers and disabled people and immigrants and atheists and muslims and all y'all were created equal! That's why we are here," said rally supporter Kristen Wood.

    The march comes a day after anti-Trump protesters peacefully marched in Downtown Miami on Friday. The demonstrators began their march at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami before eventually making their way onto I-95 Northbound, causing traffic delays.

    For more information on the event or other marches around the world click here.

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