Women's March

Rally Goers ‘Rise and Roar' in NYC as Part of Women's March

There were marches scheduled Saturday in more than 180 cities

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What to Know

  • Hundreds began gathering in New York City on Saturday as part of the nationwide Women's March rallies
  • The fourth annual march focuses on issues including climate change, reproductive rights and immigration reform
  • There were marches scheduled Saturday in more than 180 cities

Hundreds of people braved chilly, snowy conditions in New York City on Saturday as part of the Women's March rallies nationwide.

The fourth annual marches in the city focus on issues including climate change, reproductive rights, pay equity, immigration reform and LGBTQ rights.

“Today, we will be the change that is needed in this world! Today, we rise into our power!” activist Donna Hill told a cheering crowd in Foley Square in Manhattan.

Demonstrators hold signs while gathering during the fourth annual Women's March near Columbus Circle in New York, U.S., on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. The demonstration will take on a different tone than in past years as its leaders seek to turn over a new leaf with disaffected activists and groups that in recent years have cut ties with the organization. Photographer: Gabriela Bhaskar/Bloomberg via Getty Images

People gathered for separate late morning rallies in Foley Square and Columbus Circle in Manhattan, where temperatures were below 30 degrees. The two groups planned to converge near Times Square Saturday afternoon as part of a “Rise and Roar” rally.

The wife of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang also spoke in New York City. She told CNN in an interview aired this week that she was sexually assaulted by an obstetrician while she was pregnant with the couple's first child.

There were marches scheduled Saturday in more than 180 cities.

Demonstrators hold signs and chant during the fourth annual Women's March near Columbus Circle in New York, U.S., on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. The demonstration will take on a different tone than in past years as its leaders seek to turn over a new leaf with disaffected activists and groups that in recent years have cut ties with the organization. Photographer: Gabriela Bhaskar/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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