Millions around the country march for equality, women’s rights

 

Millions of people around the country marched in support of women’s rights and equality last weekend, some carrying signs on which they criticized new President Donald Trump and his administration.

In San Francisco, an estimated 100,000 people marched from City Center Plaza to Justin Herman Plaza on a slow two-mile walk that took hours to complete.

People of all colors and ages resisted the stormy weather to participate in a civil, peaceful protest, only one day after Trump, the 45th president of the United States, was sworn into office. The march was one of over 600 across the nation.

In San Jose, organizers estimated roughly 25,000 participants who joined other Bay Area cities, such as Oakland and Walnut Creek.

“I’m trying to represent the rights that I feel are in such danger in the next four years,” Santa Cruz resident Christi Berger told the Mercury News at the San Jose protest.

  • Caltrain transported thousands to the march, and BART added additional trains to its regular schedule to meet the demands Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. (Felix Petermann/Peninsula Press)