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Thousands march for social issues during San Diego's Women's March

Posted at 9:42 AM, Jan 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-18 20:49:19-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Thousands march along San Diego Bay in support of a variety of social issues Saturday.

The fourth annual Women's March began at 10 a.m. at Waterfront Park, near the County Administration building at 1600 Pacific Highway. The rally focused on reproductive, disability and LGBTQ rights, and environmental justice issues, according to the march's website.

Women's March San Diego aims to "harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change." The first Women's March was held in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump was sworn into office. It has since become a global event.

The San Diego event hosted speeches by Kyra Green, executive director of the Center on Policy Initiatives; Misty Jones, San Diego Public library director; Tatum Tricarico, author and student; Kelsey Daniels, co-organizer for March for Black Women; Maleeka Marsden, organizer for Climate Action Campaign; Rosa López, executive board member of SEIU USWW; council member Andrea Cubitt; Darrah DiGiorgio Johnson, president of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest; and Leticia Mungula, labor organizer.