Thousands turn out for this year's Women's March in RI

Thousands of people attended a Women's March at the Rhode Island State House in Providence, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (WJAR

Thousands of people turned out Saturday at the Rhode Island State House for this year’s Women’s March.

The march started at noon when people walked to the State House dressed in pink and holding signs.

A speaking portion then began featuring representatives of Indivisible RI, the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Day One, and The Woman Project.

"Twelve hours after our federal government shut down, we stand together again to reaffirm our commitment to those values and to reassert to our leaders that time's up," said one protester.

Activists hoped to continue momentum from the 2017 rally in Washington, D.C., and hundreds of similar marches that created solidarity for those opposed to President Donald Trump's views on issues including abortion, immigration and LGBTQ rights.

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