BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Crowds gathered in Boston Saturday afternoon to take part in the nationwide March For Democracy, a part of the national Women's March movement.
The protest, which began at 2 p.m. on the Boston Common, was one of several sister-events across the state held in solidarity with this year's second Women's March in Washington D.C.
Boston organizer Siobhan Reidy spoke to the crowd in protest of President Trump's nomination of Judge Amy Coney-Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court.
"We're here to speak up for racial justice, voting rights, for voting equality, and the rule of law. Tell them that we refuse to be handmaids, we refuse to watch our country burn," she said. "We're here to condemn the fascists who seek to destroy our democracy, and we urge our community members to stand with us and make their voices heard on November 3rd. We're telling the world that we're standing here for human rights, and we will not let Donald Trump take that away from us."
According to the website for the march at the U.S. Capitol, attendees planned to march to the National Mall for a text-banking telethon, with the goal of sending five million text messages encouraging citizens to vote.
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