Thousands Gather Locally to Oppose Trump
January 21 2017. Between 2000 and 4000 people gathered locally for a rally in Washington Square Park. It was held in solidarity with the Women's Solidarity Rally in Washington DC at the same time. The rally in the park was joined early on by marchers from an earlier rally at the Liberty Pole organized by Metro Justice and Rochester Against Trump. Those groups also held an event the previous day, Inauguration day of the 45th President.
Speakers were featured from local groups who stand to be affected by the Trump administration's proposed policies. These groups included women, immigrants, refugees, LGBTQ people, the disabled, Muslims, the media, people of color, those concerned about the environment and health care, labor unions and many political opponents.
Speakers included Mayor Lovely Warren, Brighton Supervisor Bill Mohele, and Harry Bronson of the 138th New York Assembly district.
These were intended to be peaceful rallies. Police in DC reported no arrests. Unfortunately that was not the case in Rochester where 7 people were arrested on what sound like "trumped up" charges.
Video of all the speakers below
Jan 21 March part 1
Jan 21 march part 2