Story by Keith Burbank and Janice Mara of Bay City News.
Video produced by Thomas K. Pendergast and edited by Jesse Garnier.
Originally posted January 21, 2018 on SFBay.ca, an Internet news service for the San Francisco Bay Area.
About 65,000 people or more marched in San Francisco Saturday afternoon in the 2018 Women’s March to draw women to political action, organizers said.
The march started at about 1:45 p.m. at Civic Center Plaza and ended at The Embarcadero. March spokeswoman Martha Shaughnessy, 38, of San Francisco, said.
“We had a huge rally, which was amazing.”
The attendance may have been lower than last year when an estimated 100,000 marched, but the 65,000 estimate may be revised upward, Shaughnessy said.
The Women’s Marches began in January 2017 in the wake of the election of President Donald Trump, drawing huge crowds at events across the globe.
The march’s co-leader Sophia Andary, 35, of San Francisco, said the march this year was about action in addition to coming out to resist.
She said if women and others don’t take action such as voting and getting involved nothing will change.