Around 200 show for women’s rights protests at Circus Square Park

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Around a total of 200 people gathered for protests held for women’s rights on Saturday and Sunday.

The BG Freedom Walkers organized the protests at Circus Square Park, which took place at 2 p.m. Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The overall goal was to have a community of women come out in solidarity and protest for women’s rights, specifically the right to control their own bodies and have a choice, according to the group.

Participants shared stories of how having that choice improved and saved their lives. In addition, Saturday’s event was joined by Patti Minter.

“We have to stand together as a community and as a people, because there’s strength in numbers to stand up saying, ‘Hey, this is wrong, we’re not going to stand for this.’ And so that’s our main goal, is to get people together,” said Karika Nelson of the BG Freedom Walkers.

The group plans to hold more protests in the future and encouraged everyone to register to vote.

“This is just the beginning,” said the group.