Advertisement

Voter registration among goals of Providence women's march

Large crowds gathered in front of the Statehouse in Providence for the Rhode Island's Women's March, part worldwide rallies for female empowerment.

Many of the participants in Saturday's march and rally wore pink and carried signs denouncing President Donald Trump.

Advertisement

Organizers said the event was focusing on efforts to register women to vote and connect people to social justice organizations such as Indivisible RI, the RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Day One, and The Woman Project.

Activists are hoping to continue momentum from the 2017 rally in Washington, D.C., and hundreds of similar marches that created solidarity for those opposed to Trump's views on issues including abortion, immigration and LGBT rights

Advertisement

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Advertisement
Advertisement