Thousands gather for Women’s March in Boston

Organizers say this year's rally was aimed at re-energizing the movement that was launched at the first Women's Marches two years ago.

People hold their signs and voice their opinions during the 2019 Women's March at Boston Common on Saturday.
People hold their signs and voice their opinions during the 2019 Women's March at Boston Common on Saturday. –AFP / Getty Images

BOSTON (AP) — The Women’s March in Boston drew thousands of people calling for equal rights, pay and justice for women nationwide.

Many ralliers at Boston Common on Saturday held colorful signs, wore pink hats and criticized President Donald Trump like similar-minded demonstrators at gatherings the same day across the country.

Organizers say this year’s rally was aimed at re-energizing the movement that was launched at the first Women’s Marches two years ago.

Sophie Streadbeck, 5, and Isabelle Streadbeck, 7, pose for a portrait during the Boston Women’s March on Boston Common Saturday afternoon. —Nathan Klima / The Boston Globe

Freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts said in a keynote speech that supporters of civil rights, economic justice, reproductive rights and racial justice for women are turning their words into action and accomplishment.

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Some of the signs at the march read “We deserve equal pay for equal work” and “Girls just wanna have fun-damental rights!”

Thousands attended the Women’s March in Boston. —AFP / Getty Images