Hundreds show up and speak out at Wilmington Women’s March


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Hundreds gathered in Downtown Wilmington in solidarity with the scheduled Women’s March on Washington highlighting opposition to President Donald Trump’s proposed policies.

Wilmington Police closed Princess Street during the event as people crowded near City Hall. Men and women held signs showing peace, solidarity and support. Some made speeches and chanted things like “not one step back”.

Deb Norton spearheaded the Wilmington Women’s March and says this was not a protest, but a demonstration of unity.

“I’m just so excited to be here,” attendee Pam Hageley said. “One of the exciting things that I noticed is that it is not only women that are out here, but men are here too to support the rights of everyone. There is a lot of energy and a lot of support.”

Others marches and rallies were held Saturday in Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro, and Asheville.

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