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Abortion Rights Supporters Continue Protests

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John Gibson
A protester carries a sign during an abortion rights rally along Riverside Drive

Pro-Choice advocates protested in Downtown Evansville on Saturday and July 4th

Thousands of people gathered on Dress Plaza Monday night for the July 4th fireworks display. But it wasn’t all celebration along Evansville’s riverfront over the holiday weekend. WNIN’s John Gibson explains:

Dozens of people held signs and shouted slogans in support of reproductive rights and against the recent Supreme Court ruling that removed the constitutional right to abortion.

The protesters lined Riverside Drive near the Four Freedoms Monument in a light rain on Saturday.

One of them, a woman who identified herself only as Springtime, is angry yet hopeful:

"I think it's going to get uglier before it gets better but I have hope the feminine energy will rise and we'll get our rights."

Another protester, Devon Grammer of Evansville, urged people to vote for pro-choice candidates this fall:

"And I hope everyone shows up to support this cause. We all need to vote."

The Republican-dominated Indiana Legislature meets in special session later this month and is expected to restrict abortion across the state.

It’s not clear what -- if any -- exceptions will be part of the legislation.

More: Protesters also gathered on Second St. by the Old Post Office on Monday