Thousands march in Chicago to encourage voting in midterms

 
 
Updated 10/13/2018 3:33 PM
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  • Demonstrators marched through the streets of Chicago during the Women's March Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.  Thousands of people marched through downtown Chicago to express their displeasure at President Donald Trump and encourage voters to go to the polls for next month's midterm election.  (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

    Demonstrators marched through the streets of Chicago during the Women's March Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. Thousands of people marched through downtown Chicago to express their displeasure at President Donald Trump and encourage voters to go to the polls for next month's midterm election. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP) Associated Press

  • The Donald Trump baby balloon was brought to Grant Park during the Women's March Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 in Chicago.   Thousands of people marched through downtown Chicago to express their displeasure at President Donald Trump and encourage voters to go to the polls for next month's midterm election.  (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

    The Donald Trump baby balloon was brought to Grant Park during the Women's March Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 in Chicago. Thousands of people marched through downtown Chicago to express their displeasure at President Donald Trump and encourage voters to go to the polls for next month's midterm election. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP) Associated Press

  • Thousands rally in Grant Park before the start of the Women's March Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 in Chicago.   Thousands of people marched through downtown Chicago to express their displeasure at President Donald Trump and encourage voters to go to the polls for next month's midterm election.  (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

    Thousands rally in Grant Park before the start of the Women's March Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 in Chicago. Thousands of people marched through downtown Chicago to express their displeasure at President Donald Trump and encourage voters to go to the polls for next month's midterm election. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP) Associated Press

  • A group of women early vote in the midterm elections after the Women's March Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 in Chicago.   Thousands of people marched through downtown Chicago to express their displeasure at President Donald Trump and encourage voters to go to the polls for next month's midterm election.  (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

    A group of women early vote in the midterm elections after the Women's March Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 in Chicago. Thousands of people marched through downtown Chicago to express their displeasure at President Donald Trump and encourage voters to go to the polls for next month's midterm election. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP) Associated Press

  • Lauren Hogg, a student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, speaks during a rally in Grant Park before the start of the Women's March Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 in Chicago.   Thousands of people marched through downtown Chicago to express their displeasure at President Donald Trump and encourage voters to go to the polls for next month's midterm election.  (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

    Lauren Hogg, a student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, speaks during a rally in Grant Park before the start of the Women's March Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 in Chicago. Thousands of people marched through downtown Chicago to express their displeasure at President Donald Trump and encourage voters to go to the polls for next month's midterm election. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP) Associated Press

  • Demonstrators marched through the streets of Chicago during the Women's March Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.  Thousands of people marched through downtown Chicago to express their displeasure at President Donald Trump and encourage voters to go to the polls for next month's midterm election.  (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

    Demonstrators marched through the streets of Chicago during the Women's March Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. Thousands of people marched through downtown Chicago to express their displeasure at President Donald Trump and encourage voters to go to the polls for next month's midterm election. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP) Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Thousands of people have marched through downtown Chicago to express their displeasure at President Donald Trump and encourage voters to go to the polls for next month's midterm election.

The march took place Saturday after a rally in Grant Park organized by Women's March Chicago. The group dubbed the event March to the Polls.

A sea of people took to the streets, chanting "Let's go vote!" as they walked from Grant Park to Federal Plaza. Some voters cast ballots at nearby early voting sites. Chicago is a Democratic stronghold.

Organizers say enthusiasm is high, particularly since the confirmation of Trump's Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh was accused of sexual assault but he denies the allegations.

A women's march days after Trump's inauguration filled the 300-acre Grant Park.

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