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Thousands of people flood downtown streets in Women's March on Bellingham

Protesters gather outside city hall and walk through the streets at the Women's March on Bellingham on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 in Bellingham. The march followed the lead of protests nationwide including cities of Seattle, Los Angeles and Washingto
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Protesters gather outside city hall and walk through the streets at the Women's March on Bellingham on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 in Bellingham. The march followed the lead of protests nationwide including cities of Seattle, Los Angeles and Washingto

A second March on Bellingham is set for Saturday, Jan. 20 – a year after the first one drew thousands who marched through downtown the day after Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration.

The permitted event begins 10 a.m. at City Hall, 210 Lottie St.

The group’s Facebook page describes the event as “women marching for unity, equity, justice, humanity.”

The march itself is expected to start at 10:45 a.m.

The route will begin at City Hall, head south on Grand Avenue to Bay and then to Chestnut Street. Marchers will be on Chestnut for a block and then head east to Commercial Street on their way back to City Hall.

Thousands thronged downtown streets for last year’s event, which likely was the largest march or political gathering in Bellingham’s recent history.

Thousands could show up again this year.

The Bellingham event will again be one among many in the U.S.

Kie Relyea: 360-715-2234, @kierelyea

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