I got a flyer from Jared and he explained this was the first of forty days of demonstrations and referred me to 40daysforlife.com where I found this explanation:
TAKE A STAND FOR LIFESo they're planning to be there until the Sunday before election day. Plenty of time for me to revisit and find out what motivates them on this issue.
From September 28 to November 6, our community will take part in 40 Days for Life … a groundbreaking, coordinated international mobilization. We pray that, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city – and beyond.