Women’s March Calls For Human Rights and Equality for All
An estimated 8000 participants gathered about 1 p.m. peacefully to listen to speeches and music as well as promote human rights. They joined hundreds of such gatherings worldwide. The main one in Washington, D.C. is estimated to have been attended by well over a quarter million people. The one in Los Angeles at over half a million. Estimates place the crowd in London at 100,000.
While Eureka’s crowd was considerably smaller, it was nonetheless one of the largest ever to march in the city. Chief Andrew Mills said,
There may have been as many as 8k Americans doing what they do best. So proud of Capt Brian Stephens and the men and women who watched over the crowd. So many positive and thankful comments from marchers. One Sgt said, I’m all hugged out.
As the marchers neared the Eureka Courthouse, a small group became involved in an altercation with law enforcement. There were several arrests. See here for more information, photos and video.
[Story updated at 7:50 p.m. to reflect latest count on number of protestors]