On Saturday, Jan. 21, an amazing crowd estimated at 10,000 marched from the San Marcos Civic Center to Palomar College as part of the worldwide Women’s March and what will likely go down in history as the largest demonstration in American history.
The crowd was very diverse – women, men, children of all ages and races – and used the opportunity to peacefully express their concerns about the new administration. Participants carried signs about the issues they care most about – women’s rights, civil rights, LGBT rights, climate change, immigration and more.
Participants gathered at the Civic Center where several speakers took the stage to voice concerns and rally the crowd. The crowd spilled out through the entire parking lot and into the surrounding area. And then, everyone marched from there to Palomar College for an additional rally.
San Marcos was just one of over 600 sister marches for the Women’s March on Washington. And, like most other locations, the turnout was much larger than anticipated and the underlying message was that this is just the beginning of more civic engagement and a renewed commitment to stand up for these rights and to stand against any threat that to move these issues backward.
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