More than 300 protesters gathered in front of the Massachusetts State House for a Women’s March “March for Democracy” on Saturday afternoon to denounce fascism and the Trump administration.
The march, organized by the University of Massachusetts Amherst student Siobhan Reidy, was one of more than 430 similar events across the country. Reidy, and other speakers, spoke out against the fast-tracked appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court and pushed women to make their voices heard at the polls this November.
Women, men and children held signs and filled the northern end of Boston Common — some dressed as the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, others as handmaids in reference to Margaret Atwood’s acclaimed dystopian novel. After merging with a smaller “Trump/Pence Out Now!” protest, led by Refuse Fascism New England, the contingent marched around Boston Common and to Boston City Hall.