NEW YORK — The Latest on the women’s march in New York City (all times local):
Tens of thousands of people in New York’s women’s march have started moving from their rallying point at Central Park, heading toward midtown Manhattan.
Police organized the elbow-to-elbow protesters behind metal barriers along the park, guiding them for their walk downtown Saturday.
Organizers say they’re fighting for basic rights for women, immigrants and others who are under attack. Among the goals of this year’s march are getting more Democrats to run for public office by bolstering voter registration.
Marcher Cathy Muldoon held a sign that said “Power at the polls.”
This year’s action is set against the backdrop of Trump’s presidency, which she says “turned out to be as scary as we thought it would be.” She says the march is giving protesters a sense they “still have some power.”
Organizers of a New York City rally and march for women’s rights say tens of thousands of people will take to the streets on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Saturday’s New York march will be one of an estimated 250 women’s marches planned for Saturday and Sunday around the world.
The scheduled speakers include Ashley Bennett, a Democrat who was elected Atlantic County, New Jersey freeholder last November. Bennett defeated Republican incumbent John Carman, who had mocked the 2017 women’s march in Washington, D.C. with a Facebook post asking whether the women would be home in time to cook dinner.
Organizers say they are marching because basic rights for women, immigrants and others are under attack.
The march will start near the southwest corner of Central Park.