The annual nationwide Women’s March took place on Oct. 2, 2021, for activists to protest against recent abortion laws.
The event began at 9:00 a.m. at the Texas Capitol and the people attending came ready for their voices to be heard. An estimated 25,000 people showed up to the Women’s March which included guest speakers and representatives of the Texas legislature, as well as some of our own representatives from the University of Texas at Austin.
At the end of the protest, a group of college students continued the fight into the streets of downtown Austin. Here’s a look into where they ended up:
Activists who attended the protest and are also students at UT Austin, such as third year Journalism major Jamie Rose, expressed the importance of telling other people to vote.
“Please support us. Please vote. Please take it to the streets with us and tell everyone on social media,” Rose said.“Whatever it takes to get this law down. Women are people and deserve to live just as much as an unborn fetus does.”