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Thousands gather for Women’s March in Boston

January 19, 2019

BOSTON (AP) — The Women’s March in Boston drew thousands of people calling for equal rights, pay and justice for women nationwide.

Many ralliers at Boston Common on Saturday held colorful signs, wore pink hats and criticized President Donald Trump like similar-minded demonstrators at gatherings the same day across the country.

Organizers say this year’s rally was aimed at re-energizing the movement that was launched at the first Women’s Marches two years ago.

Freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts said in a keynote speech that supporters of civil rights, economic justice, reproductive rights and racial justice for women are turning their words into action and accomplishment.

Some of the signs at the march read “We deserve equal pay for equal work” and “Girls just wanna have fun-damental rights!”

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