Tulsa Women's March Still On Despite National Controversy
TULSA, Oklahoma - Thousands of women across the nation are getting ready to march for women's rights on Saturday. Millions made history at the first women's marches across the country in 2017.
This year, Washington organizers are expecting around 10,000 people. Organizers say controversy is the reason for a drop in participation after the Women's March co-president posted a photo with a top minister in the nation of Islam who groups say is associated with "racist, anti-Semitic, anti- LGBTQ rhetoric."
Mallory called him the greatest of all time.
“I didn't call him the greatest of all time because his rhetoric, I called him the greatest of all time because of what he's done in black communities," said Women’s March Co-President Tamika Mallory.
Some organizations have canceled their walks this year.
However, that's not stopping women here Green Country. Hundreds of people are getting ready for the third annual Women's March on Tulsa.
A rally with speakers, singers, and artists starts Saturday morning at 11 at Guthrie Green. Then, supporters will march to John Hope Reconciliation Park.
During the march, Living Arts of Tulsa will hold an informational in-door fair with more than 3-dozen vendors.