CHICAGO (CBS/AP)– Organizers have canceled next month’s Women’s March in Chicago citing logistical issues.
While it was originally reported a potential reason for the cancelation had to do with “accusations of anti-Semitism among the national movement,” this has been since questioned by Chicago organizers.READ MORE: Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman Has 'Stepped Aside' Following Independent Probe Into 2010 Sexual Assault Claim Against Former Coach
Local organizers blamed high costs and not enough volunteers as key reasons for abandoning the Jan. 19 rally. An estimated 250,000 people participated in the event in January 2017, causing organizers to cancel the march through downtown Chicago due to security concerns.READ MORE: SWAT Teams On Scene For Hours As Man Barricades Himself In Lemont Township Home With Child
The Chicago chapter says it will plan another as-yet-unspecified activity for Jan. 19, when other chapters are scheduled to march.MORE NEWS: Data Show More Than 100 Carjackings In Austin Community This Year, Just 5 Not Far Away In Hermosa
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