A year after thousands of residents gathered in the Boston Common to fight for women’s rights and empowerment, activists took to the cold again to continue the fight. Marchers met in the Cambridge Common Saturday afternoon for the Boston/Cambridge Women’s March: The People Persist. According to CBS, the Cambridge rally took only five weeks to organize.
Cambridge police said anywhere from 8,000 to 10,000 people came out for the event. Many women were once again seen in the “pussy hats,” the pink hats that debuted in the 2017’s Women’s March, and some also sported anti-Trump signs.
Participants on the Common rallied for “equality and dreamers” as well as equal pay for women in the workforce.
The march took place exactly a year after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. It also directly followed the recent government shutdown, after a compromise couldn’t be reached on the national budget.
President Trump addressed the nation-wide Women’s March that took place last year on Twitter.
“Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months,” he tweeted. “Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!”
“Who wants to tell him?” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tweeted back.
Saturday’s march in Cambridge was only a blip on the radar of marches that took place across the nation to advocate for the rights of women and all marginalized people. Protests occurred in other major cities, such as New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Chicago, as well roughly 250 other cities.