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WBIR was on hand to cover the second Knoxville Women’s March, which drew 14,000 to downtown on January 21. UT history professor Lynn Sacco said that women have been marching since the 20th century. The first Knoxville Women’s March came about as a reaction to President Trump’s language about women. This year’s march was a cumulation of issues, including the #MeToo campaign.

“Often people gather to show a sense of solidarity,” Sacco said. “Marchers want to support each other and raise consciousness. Women are disappointed and angry because they’ve worked hard and they’re finding obstacles that should not be there.”