The crowd for the women's march in Sacramento swelled to nearly 30,000 participants, according to one police officer, and they carried colorful signs and chanted, "Fired up. Ready to go."
Laura Gibson and her 17-year-old daughter, Lydia, wore bright pink, cat-eared hats with a group of other mothers and daughters. They drove in from Redding "because we couldn't sit still," said Laura Gibson, 44.
After marching from Southside Park to the Capitol grounds, Sue Martens, 63, said she was excited to see so many young people taking to the streets. She protested in the Vietnam era and found it necessary to protest today, she said.