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Women’s March on Plaza

Women’s March on Plaza

Protesters carried signs that read 'Feminism, not Facism'

Massive Women’s March Protest Remains Peaceful

BY JOHNNY VIZCAINO

Thousands of protesters, and perhaps as many as 6,000, most of them women, packed Albuquerque’s Civic Plaza to support women’s rights and show solidarity for a national march in Washington, D.C.

Sign reads: Our National Embarrassment, TrumpThe crowd braved chilly temperaturs and the threat of rain to send a message to President Donald Trump that they will not stand for a rollback of women’s, LBGTQ, immigrants’ or disabled persons’ rights.

Protesters carried signs that read “Feminism, not Facism,” “Fight Like a Girl,” “Ignorance = Violence,” and “We Won’t Go Back” and chanted slogans.

A variety of local speakers addressed the crowd, which assembled later than the advertisedWomen with protest signs 11 a.m. start time, and the march tunred into a static gathering on the plaza..

Putin's puppet picket signSimilar marches or gatherings involving millions of women were occurring around the globe today in reaction to Trump’s inauguration Friday.

The crowd that marched on Washington was estimated at between 250,000 and 500,000 and was so large organizers had doubts about whether it would be allowed to march on the White House as planned.

 

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Johnny Vizcaino is an editorial intern at ABQ Free Press Weekly.

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  • Nicole Blaisdell Ivey
    January 25, 2017, 2:16 pm

    Photos from Women’s March on Washington Albuquerque Rally 1/21/2017

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  • Beverly Williams
    January 25, 2017, 5:18 pm

    Are there any organized groups in Albuquerque to support this Trump resistance? I would be interested to connect with them.

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  • Cecilia
    January 31, 2017, 12:41 pm

    I would like to know the name of the native American woman who spoke at the Albuquerque Women’s March. Gratefully

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