The march from the State Capitol to Mayor Bill Overstreet Park pauses for drumming and song on Saturday, Oct. 17. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire) The march from the State Capitol to Mayor Bill Overstreet Park pauses for drumming and song on Saturday, Oct. 17. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

The march from the State Capitol to Mayor Bill Overstreet Park pauses for drumming and song on Saturday, Oct. 17. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire) The march from the State Capitol to Mayor Bill Overstreet Park pauses for drumming and song on Saturday, Oct. 17. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

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A women’s march and rally was held Saturday, Oct. 17, in Juneau.

The event was part of a national day of rallies and protests.

Marchers started at the Alaska State Capitol at noon before holding a short event at Mayor Bill Overstreet Park.

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Rather than walk on the sidewalk the whole way to Mayor Bill Overstreet Park, participants in Saturday’s women’s march walked some of the way their via the Seawalk. (Ben Hohenstatt Juneau Empire)

Rather than walk on the sidewalk the whole way to Mayor Bill Overstreet Park, participants in Saturday’s women’s march walked some of the way their via the Seawalk. (Ben Hohenstatt Juneau Empire)

Jeni Brown, who traveled to Washington to march when now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to fill a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, was one of co-organizers of Saturday’s women’s march. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Jeni Brown, who traveled to Washington to march when now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to fill a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, was one of co-organizers of Saturday’s women’s march. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Marchers make their way from the Alaska State Capitol toward Mayor Bill Overstreet Park on Saturday, Oct. 17. (Ben Hohenstatt Juneau Empire)

Marchers make their way from the Alaska State Capitol toward Mayor Bill Overstreet Park on Saturday, Oct. 17. (Ben Hohenstatt Juneau Empire)

Many participants in Saturday’s women’s march held signs. Generally, the signs referenced the impending U.S. election or the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. Rally-goers started at the Alaska State Capitol before walking to Mayor Bill Overstreet Park. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Many participants in Saturday’s women’s march held signs. Generally, the signs referenced the impending U.S. election or the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. Rally-goers started at the Alaska State Capitol before walking to Mayor Bill Overstreet Park. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Alyse Galvin, an independent but Democratic Party-backed candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, speaks Saturday, Oct. 17 at a women’s march and rally. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Alyse Galvin, an independent but Democratic Party-backed candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, speaks Saturday, Oct. 17 at a women’s march and rally. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Alma Messing, 5, raises her fist during a women’s march and rally held Saturday, Oct. 17 in Juneau. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Alma Messing, 5, raises her fist during a women’s march and rally held Saturday, Oct. 17 in Juneau. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

State Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, encouraged those who marched and rallied Saturday to vote and to find five “sometimes” voters they could convince to vote. Hannan said the numbers for absentee ballot registration in Southeast Alaska are encouraging and show signs of an energized electorate. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

State Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, encouraged those who marched and rallied Saturday to vote and to find five “sometimes” voters they could convince to vote. Hannan said the numbers for absentee ballot registration in Southeast Alaska are encouraging and show signs of an energized electorate. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Gina Chalcroft holds up a sign stating “Women power the resistance” on Saturday, Oct. 17. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Gina Chalcroft holds up a sign stating “Women power the resistance” on Saturday, Oct. 17. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

About 50 people participated in Saturday’s women’s march in Juneau. Attendees wore masks and attempted to practice social distancing while voicing their opposition to the Trump administration. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire

About 50 people participated in Saturday’s women’s march in Juneau. Attendees wore masks and attempted to practice social distancing while voicing their opposition to the Trump administration. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire

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