- Associated Press - Saturday, January 21, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Women in Oklahoma’s two largest cities joined hundreds of thousands more in cities around the world on Saturday to send President Donald Trump a message that his agenda won’t go unchecked over the next four years.

Organizers estimated at least 5,000 protesters marched at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City and hundreds more in Tulsa - just two of some 600 cities around the world holding similar demonstrations. In Oklahoma City, protesters held signs that read “Unite Together” and “You Can’t Comb Over Misogyny.”

Organizers with the Women’s March on Oklahoma say they rallied to let Trump know that women’s rights are human rights and they were defending the most marginalized of citizens.

“I grew up in the 60s and I hated what I saw going on, and I hate what I see going on now,” protester Theresa Smith, one of the thousands of people who attended Saturday’s march in Oklahoma City, told KOCO-TV. “So, if this is what we’re getting set back with . what we’ve got going to be our leadership, then I’ll stand up and fight until my last breath.”

Organizers estimated more than 1 million people would march worldwide the day after Trump was sworn in as president.

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