Women march in Trenton in solidarity with DC event
The Women's March on Washington galvanized hundreds of thousands to the nation's capital Saturday, but also triggered many "sister marches" across the country.
One of those marches was held at the War Memorial in Trenton.
"This is not a march against anything. This a march for women's rights, for civil rights," said event organizer Helen Archontou with YWCA Bergen County. "This is a march trying to end sexual violence."
Archontou tells News 12 New Jersey that the message to President Trump and to every elected official was that the people run the government and want to be heard.
"This is really a statement to our president," she says. "As so many have said, he's our employee. He is running the country for us so this is a chance for him to hear what is important to us as citizens."
Archontou also says she anticipates more events like these moving forward.
Other gatherings were held in Red Bank, Asbury Park and Pequannock.