CHICAGO (CBS) — More than 50,000 people are expected to swarm Saturday in the downtown area for a women’s march on Chicago.
The large scale solidarity movement comes less than 24-hours after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, but several march organizers insist the march is not an anti-Trump march – it is a march on rights, especially women’s rights.
Organizers said the women’s march is meant to show global support for women’s rights, human rights and social justice.
Facebook shows 37,000 people are interested in Chicago women’s march, but organizers and city officals are expecting participation to pass 50,000.
Chicago’s march is just one of 250 scheduled around the world.
CBS 2’s Audrina Bigos and Lauren Victory are among the crowd with an inside look of the Chicago Women’s March.
Here’s a bird’s eye view of the march’s turnout.
The cast of Broadway in Chicago’s ‘Hamilton’ sang at the Chicago Women’s March.
And the Schuyler Sisters stood together in unity.
Thousand of people tried to make their way into Grant Park on Saturday morning to attend the rally.
Supporters young and old, attended the rally – cheering on human rights and wearing their pink pussyhats.
Even men were out at the rally supporting the fight.
And those without a voice yet.
The rally hosted many speakers, starting with the chairs of Women’s March Chicago.
Faith Arnold of SEIU HCIIMK and Fightfor15 spoke at the rally, “I have hope — and that is the greatest gift I get from my union.”
Rabbi Shoshanah Conover from Sholom Chicago, said “We have shown up — and we are shining!”
Sister Sol, supporter of Black Lives Matter also spoke at the rally.
And as the morning went on and the crowd crew, the march was cancelled but the group continued to rally in Grant Park.
Here’s a quick look at that crowd…
Attorney General Lisa Madigan showed her support at the rally, speaking “If we stay strong and we stay together, there is nothing we cannot do — nothing we cannot change.”READ MORE: With His CPD Officer Mother Recovering After Being Shot Last Week, Other Officers Give Boy An Unforgettable 11th Birthday
She was among other state and city officials in attendance.
Some chose to march anyways, regardless of the city’s cancellation. People in vests guided marchers in the Loop.
People chanted, “The people united will never be divided.”
While the crowd voiced their rights and carried signs.
Boys will be
boys good humans.
I march for my wife, daughter and granddaughters.
The future is female.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Make America Kind Again.
The power of the people is stronger than the people in power.
The rally continued in Grant Park.
“We have a right to sit in the park. Say “NO” to gun violence”
“If we want to see real change, we must stand for reproductive justice”
âIt’s our duty to fight for our freedom. It’s our duty to win. We must love & support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chainsâ
“We shall be seen and heard, we shall not be moved. Just like a tree that’s planted by the water, we shall not be moved.”
“We start with peace, we return to peace and we stand for justice with each other.”
“I break chains all by myself, won’t let my freedom rot in hell.Hey! I’ma keep running cause a winner don’t quit on themselves”
There are reports that 150,000 people were in attendance for the Women’s March on Chicago.
Participants felt success by the end of the rally and march.MORE NEWS: President Biden Cancels Chicago Trip, Will Stay In Washington To Advance Legislation
And that’s a wrap!