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.
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.
The Chicago chapter says it will plan another as-yet-unspecified activity for Jan. 19, when other chapters are scheduled to march.
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