Advocating for women's rights has become a huge movement here in chattanooga over the last several years.
Many women are very passionate about this movement.
They wanted their voices to be heard...so much so that some of them left soaking wet and in handcuffs.
Nats: "i will fight for her freedom... i will fight for her freedoom...i will fight for her life... i will fight for her life."
Hundreds of women gathered at coolidge park for the chattanooga women's march saturday afternoon.
Many came holding signs showing their support for women's rights.
This is the 4th year chattanooga has hosted a women's march.
During the last four years, some believe they have started to see change.
Jude afolake olubadon/ activist "i have seen more people that like open up or that are willing to that where they would push us down before and just call us angry or we don't know what we're talking about that they're able to open up more and see the validity in what we're saying.
The showing of women to the march shows how dedicated they are to fighting for women's rights.
Krissa barclay/ women of tennessee's future: "it's impressive to see over 500 women and children come out.
Uh i think it shows you that the fire is still there from three years ago and these women are still about ascenting."
The march started at coolidge park and the women crossed the john ross bridge.
The women were quickly met by police and multiple women were arrested.
Despite the arrests, the women will still continue to fights for the rights of women and for people of color.
Jude afolake olubadon/ activist "removing racism from our institution.
From police brutality.
From the projects.
From grouping, pretty much segregating us by school.
Now the women who were arrested at the march have already been released on bail.
They plan to keep strongly advocating for women's rights.
With more on this story, i'm isaiah