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WNY Peace Center hosts women's march Saturday in Niagara Square

Organizers say their message focused on ending violence against women.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — In Washington D.C. and across the country women came together on Saturday for marches to try to send a message less than three weeks out from Election Day.

One of those marches was held in Niagara Square Saturday afternoon. The event was put together by the Western New York Peace Center, and organizers say their message focused on ending violence against women.

"Women, especially women of color, have been mightily oppressed," said Vicki Ross, executive director of the Western New York Peace Center. "There's murdered and missing women, indigenous women, there's all kinds of crimes against especially Black trans women, there's all kinds of crimes against women."

The event featured various speakers, spoken word poetry, music, and more. The Peace Center also encouraged social distancing and mask-wearing during the event.