Video: Conversations from the Iowa Women’s March

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DES MOINES — Thousands of Iowans gathered at the State Capitol last weekend as part of the Women’s March, a movement that began as post on social media and grew into an international force.

Participants in the Iowa Women's March gather on the steps of the State Capitol in Des Moines in January 21, 2017. (Lynda Waddington/The Gazette)
Participants in the Iowa Women’s March gather on the steps of the State Capitol in Des Moines in January 21, 2017. (Lynda Waddington/The Gazette)
Thousands of Iowans filled the sidewalks and streets surrounding the State Capitol in Des Moines in January 21, 2017. It's estimated more than 25,000 people participated in the Iowa Women's March. (Lynda Waddington/The Gazette)
Thousands of Iowans filled the sidewalks and streets surrounding the State Capitol in Des Moines in January 21, 2017. It’s estimated more than 25,000 people participated in the Iowa Women’s March. (Lynda Waddington/The Gazette)

In this video, a few of those Iowans explain why they needed or wanted to be part of the demonstration.

This is why they marched.

This blog post and video by Lynda Waddington originally published on The Gazette’s website on January 24, 2017. Photo/video credit: Lynda Waddington/The Gazette