PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Following the lead of the Women's March in Washington, D.C., a Bay County citizens group organized a women's march in Panama City.
Bay Indivisible is a group that aims to educate the community about how to protect their rights by taking action. On Saturday they hosted neighbors across the panhandle and advocates across the nation at McKenzie Park.
The event kicked off with live performers and guest speakers. The march took off from the park to the Democratic Women's Club Headquarters afterward.
"We just want to protect our rights. We're worried about clean water, clean air, whether we're going to have social security or cuts to social security. Medicare being turned into vouchers. You know, this is all very frightening to seniors," said Candice Burgess, President of the Democratic Women's Club.
About 500 people showed up to the event. Some even traveled from other states.
"I came from Atlanta, Georgia to come down to march with my mom, our good friend and my aunt Sandy." said Heather Tolley-Bauer. "So we're doing this piece of history together. Making a stand, making a statement, making a memory."