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Women's march held in Alexandria

The 2019 Women's March was held Saturday in cities across the U.S., including Alexandria. (Ross Evavold / Echo Press)1 / 4
Many of those who participated in the Women's March in Alexandria held signs. (Ross Evavold / Echo Press)2 / 4
Marchers came down 7th Avenue and turned onto Broadway. (Ross Evavold / Echo Press)3 / 4
This marcher held a sign high Saturday. (Ross Evavold / Echo Press)4 / 4

The third annual Women's March came to Alexandria Saturday afternoon, and subzero wind chills did not deter a few dozen people from participating in a six-block walk that began and ended at the Douglas County Library.

The walk was part of a national effort to hold marches in Washington, D.C., and other cities across the country. The local march, which was organized by Indivisible West-Central MN, was held at 1 p.m. when the temperature was zero and the wind chill was -14. 

Following the Alexandria march, a rally was held with speakers, music and coffee.

A website for the event claimed that the first march in 2017 inspired hundreds of women to run, millions more to vote, and dozens to win elected office.