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Women’s march in Boston area will mark anniversary of Trump’s inauguration

The women’s march in Boston on Jan. 21, 2017. –John Tlumacki/Globe Staff/file

In the Boston area, across the country, and around the world on Saturday, women, men, and children prepared to march — some wearing symbolic pink knit hats — to support women’s rights on the first anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration.

More than 5,000 people said they planned to participate in the Cambridge/Boston Women’s March 2018 at 1 p.m. near Harvard Square, expressing their interest on a Facebook page for the event.

Cambridge Mayor Marc McGovern, state Attorney General Maura Healey, state Representative Marjorie Decker, Cambridge City Councilor Sumbul Siddiqui, and other elected officials were scheduled to attend, according to organizers.