Chicago March Turned Into Rally Due to Large Number of Attendees

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Thousands of people gathered for a march in Chicago on Saturday, and the event was turned into a rally due to the large turnout. (CNN)

CHICAGO, Illinois  —  Organizers canceled the march portion of a Chicago demonstration on Saturday because they feared too many people were going to attend and flood downtown streets.

Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management said organizers transitioned the march into a rally.

This still did not stop thousands of people from hitting the streets; more than 50,000 people took part in the event.

Chicago had the second largest turnout, right behind Washington D.C.

Chicago Women's March.

Chicago Women’s March. (CNN)