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Photos: Reproductive Rights Activists Rally at Lake Merritt

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Photos: Reproductive Rights Activists Rally at Lake Merritt

Saturday afternoon saw an estimated 200-plus people organize at Lake Merritt to show their support of reproductive rights and to denounce the possibility of Roe v. Wade being overturned.

A mid-day rally called “Bans Off Our Bodies,”organized by Planned Parenthood, took place Saturday in Oakland in solidarity with abortion activists and those who believe that the overturning of Roe v. Wade would be disastrous for this country. The East Bay display was part of a larger nationwide campaign today to stand in support with reproductive rights; similar displays were observed in other large cities across the country like Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City.

During the hours-long rally, Nancy Skinner, the CA state senate member representing East Bay’s District 9, gave an emboldened speech to the crowds. In a snippet uploaded to Twitter, Skinner can be heard at one moment pointing toward a sign in the audience before reading it: “Men making laws about women’s bodies.”

And Skinner’s response was straightforward: “Who the fuck thought that was a good idea?” Well… she does have a point.

If you weren’t around Lake Merritt Saturday afternoon to catch the event’s vociferous happenings and see the incredibly on-point signs, here are a few of our favorite moments uploaded to social media.

Photo: Courtesy of Twitter via @movingcheg

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