Abortion rights protest scheduled for next weekend in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- South Dakota Boulevard, across the street from the South Dakota State Capitol will be home to a two-day abortion rights protest July 23rd and 24th.  Sandra Reid and Cassie Hudson of Watertown have organized two protests there and are trying to organize a protest near the Capitol.

Reid says the march will be on the sidewalk, not the streets and follow Church Street to Jefferson, down to Capital then past the front lawn of the Capitol building, then down Nicolette and Broadway back to South Dakota Boulevard.  Reid says Sunday will be contained around South Dakota Boulevard.

Mayor Steve Harding says that approval of the street closure request for South Dakota Boulevard is just that, approval of street closure.

Reid and Hanson say they have individuals who will work to remind marchers to stay out of the streets during the march.  The march will move past the South Dakota Governor’s residence before returning to South Dakota Boulevard.  The women say they have received great help from local law enforcement and transportation officials in setting up the events.