Sunday’s chilly, damp weather dragged attendance down slightly at Omaha’s annual Life Chain demonstration.
About 1,000 people dotted Dodge Street between 60th and 90th Streets to witness against abortion, organizer Patrick Eberly said. They held signs with messages such as “Abortion Kills Children,” “Adoption — The Loving Option” and “Abortion Hurts Women.”
The attendance number is a rough estimate, Eberly said, because no one went along the demonstration line to count, as in previous years.
Last year organizers counted about 1,200 people.
The event was one of hundreds held Sunday in communities throughout the United States and Canada. Iowa had about 30 Life Chains planned, according to a Life Chain website. Nebraska had more than 50.
The demonstrations — organized through churches, schools and other groups — are supposed to be peaceful and prayerful. Omaha’s event had no reported disruptions, authorities said.