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Tue Oct 20 2020 (Updated 01/21/23)
Bay Area Marches to Protect Women's Rights
Nationwide Marches Honor RBG, Urge Getting Out the Vote to Defeat Trump
Over a thousand women took to the streets of San Francisco on October 17 in solidarity with actions nationwide responding to the anticipated loss of women's rights with Amy Coney Barrett replacing the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, as well as to protest the crimes of Donald Trump more generally. They marched from city Hall, up Market Street, to the Embarcadero. As part of COVID distancing, there were no rallies at either end of the march.

Maskless Trump supporters in bulletproof vests attempted to rally near City Hall. Police tried to keep furious San Franciscans behind metal barriers. However, the protesters kept police on the run as they redeployed at various locations around City Hall. At one point, the police used pepper spray.

Led by a wall of protesters' shields, there was a spontaneous march south on Market Street.

San Francisco:
photo Women March in SF for Rights and to Protest Trump | photo Large San Francisco Counter-Protest Overwhelms Tiny Ultra-Right Rally

Sacramento:
event Sacramento: Women's March #AllRise Together to Demand Justice & Equity, Save SCOTUS, #GOTV

Castro Valley:
photo Castro Valley: Women's March for the Seat to Save SCOTUS | event Castro Valley: Women's March for the Seat to Save SCOTUS

Napa:
event Napa: Women's March Sister Rally for Justice

Alameda:
event Alameda: Women's March for Saving the Supreme Court Seat Now!

Petaluma:
photo At Women's March in Petaluma, GOP Called Out for Assault on Women | event Petaluma: Women's March for Change

San Mateo:
photo Some Sweet Signs Seen in San Mateo | event Women's Rally/Dance of Peace in San Mateo

See Also:
photo Black Women's March in Vallejo | event Brentwood: Women's March Sign Holding Against the Trump Agenda | event San Diego March for Reparations to African People | event Santa Cruz: Demand Justice For Ruth & Save SCOTUS w/ Allies of Women's

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