CLEVELAND — The 2021 Cleveland Women's March took place Saturday afternoon and its goal was to shine a spotlight on issues women around the country face.
The event took place at the corner of West 25th Street and Lorain Avenue, across from the West Side Market in Cleveland.
Community activist and event organizer Kathy Wray Coleman told News 5 violence against women was to be a key focus of the march.
“The march will address a series of problems, from stand your ground legislation, to violence against women, to the Tamir Rice case," Wray Coleman said. “Young black women are popping up dead all over the place in Cleveland, there’s no dialogue about it. You don’t hear city council members speaking about it, you don’t hear the chief of police saying a lot about it. There is an epidemic of black women being murdered, particularly women 25 and under. Five women who were murdered along East 93 Street and we can’t find their killers. "
Organizers also said the event celebrated the election of Vice President Kamala Harris.
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