Women’s march in Rochester protests restrictions on freedom this Fourth of July

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(ABC 6 News) – Following the overturn of Roe v. Wade a few weeks ago in the Supreme Court, many people used the4th of July holiday as a chance to protest.

"This is a day supposed to represent freedom of America, but for a lot of people, our rights are being oppressed. Like today that’s what we are fighting for, so not everyone is free," protester Zara Boon said.

More than 50 people gathered at the Government Center in Rochester to share their experiences and voices.

"America needs a wake up call," Boon added.

Protesters made signs and marched around downtown. Many were inspired by the support they received from people simply walking by.

"For Rochester, I’m amazed at how many people showed up," protester Alex Hagen said. "I have always thought of this city as pretty conservative, so the number of people that are here today just amazed me, actually."

This is not the only protest the community has on the calendar. They will also be rallying on Saturday, July 9 for "Rochester for Roe," saying that the fight for their rights is not over.