This retired librarian set up her own Women's March in a tiny town and it went brilliantly

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Sunday 22 January 2017 09:30
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On Saturday, approximately 500,000 people – more than twice the estimated amount – showed up on the streets of Washington to protest against 45th President of the United States Donald Trump, whose comments about women in the past have been criticised.

Actress American Ferrera said:

We march today for the moral core of this nation, against which our new president is waging a war.

Similar protests took place all over the world, including London, Paris, and Barcelona as women and men marched, and held placards with messages calling for resistance.

A woman from a small town in the US, decided to hold her own march.

Michelle Barton lives in the town of Longville, Minnesota.

The population?

Less than 200.

After several overheard conversations in local businesses, about support for Donald Trump, she concluded that the rural community was largely conservative.

Barton, a retired librarian, couldn’t attend the march in Washington because she had to care for her husband, meaning she was unable to travel far distances.

However, that didn't let it stop her from registering as a host, on the Women’s March website.

She told MPRNews:

My hope was that some people might join me. I have a very active imagination, so my worst case scenario was people driving by and taking pot shots at me.

Several attendees had heard what she was doing on the local radio, and the Facebook page is filled with messages of support.

Picture: Facebook/Screengrab(Facebook/Screengrab)
Picture: Facebook/Screengrab(Facebook/Screengrab)
Picture: Facebook/Screengrab(Facebook/Screengrab)

On Saturday 66 people showed to march with her.

HT MPRNews

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