Thousands gather in Trenton to support women’s march

January 21, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Several thousand people have packed the War Memorial in Trenton to take part in a “sister event” to show support for the national Women’s March on Washington.

The diverse crowd cheered loudly as several speakers urged them Saturday to back equal rights for all people and to fight the “Un-American” agenda of Republican President Donald Trump. The crowd estimated at 6,000 people also was urged to remain involved in community rallies and similar events in coming months to show their unity and the strengths of their beliefs.

Many in the crowd proudly showed off hand-painted signs showing support for the march and opposition to Trump and bigotry. Some also made their presence known by wearing rainbow-colored clothing.

The event concluded with a vocal march to the nearby New Jersey Statehouse.

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