Women gather in North Carolina cities on march anniversary

January 20, 2018 - 4:54 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Thousands of women gathered in cities across North Carolina to mark cities on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration to build support for an agenda on issues like abortion, immigration and civil rights.

The Charlotte Observer reports police said at least 5,000 people attended the march there. The marchers crowded into First Ward Park for two hours of speeches before walking through the streets waving banners and chanting phrases.

Carolyn Logan of the Black Women's Caucus of Charlotte-Mecklenburg called on women to support each other in the workplace and resist harassment of all kinds. Logan told marchers ""Don't let this movement die."

Mayor Vi Lyles, the first female African-American mayor in Charlotte history, also addressed the crowd.

Marches were also held in Raleigh, Winston-Salem and Asheville.

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