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By Kalhan Rosenblatt
WASHINGTON – Leah Sahni is just shy of 2 years old, but on Saturday participated in her third women's march.
"She used the first in utero," Harleen Sahni, 36, told about her daughter. "Of course, we think it's very important that she has a future that she has equal rights and that we don't have to worry about anything happening to her."
Although planted on her father's hip, Leah grabbed a balloon in the shape of a cartoon child Donald Trump wearing a diaper, as thousands of marchers gathered in Washington's Freedom Plaza.
Her mother, Caitlin Hopping (33), recalled another march, she participated in – March for our lives organized by the survivors of Parkland's shooting – who gave her hope for not only Leas future, but also for the future of America.
"To see these really young children, who are also beautiful advocates, and give this wonderful message on how children are the future. I am really happy that these have been continuing and I hope we can see more children in front of the marches, too, "she said.  More than a dozen parents, college students, teens, and children who attended March, speaking to NBC News on Saturday, said they are leading today's youth to retrieve the robes of marches and continue to fight for social justice and change.
Shana Henry, who led her daughters to March from just outside Detroit, Michigan, said she wanted to show her children how many people from all backgrounds are fighting for equality while reminding them that their fight is far from.
"I am a hard egalitarian and I know our systems are not created for equality right now and so I like them to see, we have a long way to go," Henry said.
Jacinta Henry, 14, and Genevieve Henry, 11, said their biggest priority was marching for LGBTQ problems. Genevieve added that a woman president is also at the top of her list.
"There are many things to do differently," Jacinta said. "But seeing very little people holding their signs is powerful."
Genevieve said protest is a common subject on her middle school, and while she said she still heard her classmates joke about things like sexual identity, she said "there are absolutely people trying to make a change that is ours age. It's important. "" 19659022] "We want to stop the chain of people who are ignorant and do not teach their children. I think we're going to be the one," Jacinta added.
In the road to the Freedom Plaza, Julisa White, 23, and Sierra Stevens, 21, were in the crowd.
White, the student corps president of Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida, said she didn't feel the older generation necessarily did anything wrong with how previous protests have gone. However, she said that she feels that society is evolving as a whole and that young people are more "accepting of people's individual rights."
Stevens said her generation must have progressive values because they will long be the ones who run the country.
"I think young people are the future. I think we are the generation to make the decisions we need to be the politicians CEOs," Stevens said.
Echoing Stevens, Yaa Boachie, 16, Fredericksburg, Virginia, urged older generations not to blackboard or ignore the younger generation of protesters.
"Sometimes I feel like a whole that youth is not taken seriously as we could be … when you speak a generation or a voice, it doesn't help," she said.
Many young marchers also said that they feel young people have and will continue to ensure their movements are cross and different.
Zeae Lucas, 15, from Stafford, Virgina, who marched with a group of friends, said seeing so many young people empowered to march was a motivation for her and that the junction was critical to the movement.
"When you are a person of color, people forget that you exist," she said.
Zöe said she trusted her generation and added that gun violence was a top issue she marched on.
"I want my genes to solve everything," she said. "I want them to stop gun violence, because instead of thinking about qualities, I'm afraid someone will kill me."
Standing on the outskirts of Freedom Plaza, where many protesters walked past, Kate Sergeant's eyes riddled with tears.
Standing with his 12-year-old twins, Jack and Henry, sergeant, began to cry and thought about all the reasons she led them to look at thousands of people marching on Washington.
"How the system works. Everyone has a voice and these guys are lucky because they are white boys, but there are so many other voices to be heard," said the former accusations of his sons.
Jack said he will continue to protest and march for the environment and note that the algae blooms have killed the fish and destroyed the water around his home in Sanibel, Florida.
"I want to change th. I got a new rod and a wheel and all that and I couldn't use it because all the fish were dead. They deny global warming just to deny it," Jack said.
Despite the bitter cold morning, thousands of protesters, young and old, marched through Washington on Saturday.
When one year old Leah grabbed the silver strand of her baby trump balloon, dozens of children and infants in strollers filled the crowd with her.
And although she, as a baby, was smiling at the drum kit and looked at the sea of pink hats and badges, Sahni, her father eventually said when Leah is old enough to decide whether to protest, he will leave it up to her.
"It's entirely up to her choice, right?" Sahni said. "It's supposed – she should have choices with what she does with her future."