GREENSBORO, N.C. – Police estimated that about 4,000 people attended the Women’s March in Greensboro on Saturday in an effort to promote women's rights.
“We've started something and now we have to continue it,” said Linda Faltin, a Triad Women's March Organizer. “We have to keep moving forward, we have to keep standing up for those causes that need someone to speak up for them.”
Faltin says the event Saturday was not a protest, but a call to action. Men, women, children, minorities and people with disabilities all marched through downtown Greensboro.
Participants also held signs and sang songs together at LeBauer Park. The event remained peaceful with no counter-protesters.
Many people FOX8 spoke with at the march were there, too, because they are concerned about issues such as women’s and LGBTQ rights, immigration, climate change and healthcare.
“Women's rights, gay rights, everything,” said Lydia Hyslop, who was at the event with her family. “Ever since we became parents, it's like everything changes and we just want to raise him in a world where nobody is better than anybody else. I wouldn't be here if I didn't have health care from the state.”
Protesters around the country joined in the marches to raise awareness of women's rights and other civil rights they fear could be threatened under Trump's presidency.