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    Hundreds of Protesters Participate in Women's March

    The protesters called for gender equality, immigrant rights, racial justice and protecting the safety of children. (Published Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019)

    The Women's March in Boston drew thousands of people calling for equal rights, pay and justice for women nationwide.

    Many ralliers at Boston Common on Saturday held colorful signs, wore pink hats and criticized President Donald Trump like similar-minded demonstrators at gatherings the same day across the country.

    Organizers say this year's rally was aimed at re-energizing the movement that was launched at the first Women's Marches two years ago.

    Freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts said in a keynote speech that supporters of civil rights, economic justice, reproductive rights and racial justice for women are turning their words into action and accomplishment.

    Some of the signs at the march read "We deserve equal pay for equal work" and "Girls just wanna have fun-damental rights!"

    The first Boston Women's March took place two years ago and was attended by around 175,000 people who crammed into the park and the surrounding area.

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