Women’s marches scheduled for several North Carolina cities

Hundreds gather in Wilmington for one of many state-wide marches. (Photo: Marissa Yoder/WWAY)

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Thousands are expected to gather in several North Carolina cities in solidarity with the scheduled Women’s March on Washington highlighting opposition to President Donald Trump’s proposed policies.

Marches and rallies are slated for Saturday in places like Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro, Wilmington and Asheville. They’ve been generally organized by liberal-leaning women and representatives of groups promoting agendas around government health care, labor rights, gay rights and abortion rights.

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Scheduled Raleigh event speakers include leaders of the state NAACP, AFL-CIO and Lillian’s List.

The Women’s March on Raleigh will occur the same day as two Raleigh events promoting the sanctity of life and opposition to abortion. North Carolina Right to Life holds its annual march Saturday afternoon, joined by participants in a separate youth event by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh.

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