More Than 100,000 People Hit City Streets For NYC Women’s March

Three women wearing pink hats rest their hands against a metal barricade. Signs supporting women’s rights are hung over the barricade – By Spectrum News Staff & Associated Press | January 20, 2018

More than 100,000 energized but peaceful protesters hit New York City streets Saturday in a march for women’s rights on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, pitting what one woman called “power at the polls” against an American leader she called “scary.”

The New York march, which started in front of the Trump International Hotel & Tower by Central Park, was among more than 200 planned for the weekend around the world.

“I’d be lying if I said that I’m not dispirited and discouraged over having to march yet again to register our opposition to this disastrous first year of the Trump presidency,” said Peggy Taylor, a New York City tour guide and Manhattan resident.

She said that last year, she felt “a kind of euphoria” walking through the city with hundreds of thousands of participants.

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