BUFFALO, N.Y. — Thousands participated in Buffalo's Women's March on Sunday to promote equal rights for all, just one of the dozens of Women's Marches that took place in cities across the United States this weekend.
One year ago, hundreds of thousands of women took to the streets of Washington, D.C. in resistance of President Donald Trump, who many believed could negatively impact women's rights.
Although it's a women's march, demonstrators joined together to protest other social issues. Marchers carried signs that represented general equality, LBTG rights, gun control laws, refugee acceptance and more.
Once again, pink was popular. You might remember the pinks hats donned last year, part of the Pussyhat Project, a social movement focused on raising awareness for women's issues and fight for human rights. The hats directly confronted the infamous "hot mic" recording of President Trump, where he made lewd comments about women to then-Access Hollywood host Billy Bush.
But this wasn't just about women's rights, according to marchers.
"The immigration problem, we are immigrants. Where do we get off trying to get rid of immigrants? That's ridiculous. Obviously women's rights, children's rights, disabilities, all of it," said Laura Kelahan.
"All the social justice and stuff that shouldn't be happening, but we're letting it happen. It's just very frustrating," Nathan Romito said.
"I'm here to support the women in Buffalo. Last year, I had the privilege of going to Washington. and we definitely need to band together," Barbara Carr said.
Many of the marchers are social activists, who say they'll continue to fight for equality and for change within our elected leadership.