The Women’s March on Washington grew overnight from a Facebook event started by a retired attorney in Hawaii to well over 200,000 attendees and supporters anticipated.
Locally, retired teacher Shelby Smith is leading a sister march in downtown Beaumont on Jan. 21 on the same day.
“It’s basically a voice for the people. It’s not going to be a protest for just one thing,” Smith said. “It’s to show our solidarity with the Women’s March in Washington.”