'Life March' fills the streets in Alexandria, Pineville
Thousands of Cenla residents marched from Pineville on Saturday morning to Alexandria during the second annual Louisiana Life March Central.
Marchers started off at Louisiana College, making their way through the streets of Pineville and across the Jackson Street bridge before parading through downtown Alexandria. The group filled the streets, and as the first participants stepped off the Jackson Street bridge onto Second Street, the final marchers had not yet made it onto the bridge from Pineville.
Coordinators for the march told The Town Talk on Saturday they estimated nearly 4,000 people participated. That's an increase from about 1,200 participants in 2016, when the event first made its way to Central Louisiana.
"This is a testament that the work being done at the federal and national levels is supported by the very lives it affects," said Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry. "The support for this is building over time, which is heart-warming."
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