People gather across the country for the 2nd Women’s March

Posted on 20 January 2018 by Editor

People began to gather at Nyack’s Veterans Park Saturday morning, January 20, in solidarity with participants in the second Women’s March taking place across the country.

This weekend marks the one year anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, his first full year in office and also the massive nationwide Women’s March. A year ago on January 21, hundreds of thousands of women and men across the country hit the streets in protest in a mass demonstration of people peaceably assembling for social and economic justice and civil liberty — with many anxious that the country was on the cusp of radical change.

This weekend, while the U.S. Congress plays hardball party politics and debates the merits of shutting down the government, President Trump purportedly decided it was best to cancel his appearance at a $200,000 per person Victory Campaign fundraiser at his private millionaire’s club Mar-a-Lago in Florida, though the fundraiser will go on.

Many in Rockland County opted to meet up in Nyack’s Veterans Park on Saturday to attend a rally in solidarity with the second national Women’s March.

Meanwhile, thousands of men and women across the country are out marching during the second Women’s March.

Nyack, NY saw a turnout of people who rallied at Veterans Park and featured an appearance by New York Assemblymember Ellen Jaffe, who represents NY District 97 in Rockland County that covers constituents from Suffern and Montebello east to Nyack.

Nyack’s Veterans Park on Saturday, January 20, during a rally of the second Women’s March.

Participants in Nyack gather with colorful signs containing pithy messages on why they were there. Influenced by the the recent #MeToo and #TimesUp movement, both rooted in widespread reports of sexual harassment and worse by men across all walks of life, today’s marches were an effort to demonstrate solidarity on issues of equal rights and the right of people to peaceably assemble and vociferously redress grievances.

 

 

 


 

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