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Protesters fill the streets of downtown Los Angeles as they gather for the Women's March against President Donald Trump Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. The march is being held in solidarity with similar events taking place in Washington and around the nation. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

An Indiana State Senator called Women's March protesters 'fat women out walking'


Indiana Senator Jack Sandlin is under fire for sharing a photo on Facebook that called Women's March protesters "fat women out walking." 

The photo has been deleted, but screenshots have been widely disseminated, according to The Indianapolis Star. Sandlin posted a status about the photo early Monday, but it has since beend eleted. 

An estimated 4,500 people marched in Indianapolis, alongside more than a million around the country.

Here's the screengrabbed post.

I don't believe that I put it there. There's always an outside chance that I could have hit something.
Jack Sandlin

Sandlin told the Star he believes someone else posted the photo to his account, since he spent most of Sunday traveling back from President Trump's inauguration. He deleted the photo shortly after someone told him at around 11:30 p.m. In a since-deleted status, Sandlin  wrote, "That certainly does not reflect my opinion of women."

Critics posted Sandlin's office phone number, urging them to call.

What do you think of Sandlin's Women's March comments?


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