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NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Thousands of North Texans in Dallas and Fort Worth wanted to send a strong message to President Donald Trump by marching for women’s rights.

Demonstrators held signs of support and empowerment as part of the national movement to protect women’s rights – and human rights.

“This is not an anti-Trump rally, this is a pro-women march,” said state representative Victoria Neave. “We’re here to show we care about important policy issues that aren’t being addressed, like equal pay for equal work.”

The organizer for the march in Fort Worth said police estimated 6,000 to 8,000 people took part in Saturday’s rally where the group crowded around the courthouse.

“It was a peaceful march, it’s been a joyous march,” said Jackee Cox, who participated in the march. “I’m hopeful for the future. This makes me feel so pleased and so proud.”

In Dallas, demonstrators met at city hall to promote women’s rights, and police estimated 7,000 people attended the march.

According to police in Dallas, the protests were civil and no arrests were made. Fort Worth police said there were no noted incidents.

Over one million people rallied in cities around the world for the women’s march.

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