January 19, 2019
The third annual Women’s March returned to Philadelphia on Saturday, while national marches were mired in controversy.
The Women’s March on Philadelphia, organized by a group called Philly Women Rally, saw thousands turn out on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
This Philly march wasn’t connected to the national marches that took place Saturday. A number of organizations, including the Democratic National Committee, dropped their support of the national Women’s March amidst allegations of anti-semitism against leadership of the March.
Another local march, the Women’s March organized by a group called Women’s March Pennsylvania, also took place on the Parkway.
It may have been hard at times to discern which group marchers were a part of, but the message — for women’s rights; against President Donald Trump — was clear.
Here’s what the march(es) looked like:
Hard to tell crowd size at this point, but certainly 1000+ so far w/ more joining pic.twitter.com/nC8riEv3d8— Anna Orso (@anna_orso) January 19, 2019
Here at the Women’s March in LOVE Park. This is what the scene is like: pic.twitter.com/yFLLDeJyHt— 𝖈𝖆𝖘𝖘𝖎𝖊 (@cassieowens) January 19, 2019
Glad to finally be at a Philly Women's March that is nonbinary/trans-inclusive and organized by folks who have no patience for racist infrastructure like police checkpoints! pic.twitter.com/YV0MDi0rgb— Gwen Snyder is uncivil (@gwensnyderPHL) January 19, 2019
Delco Dems at the Women’s March in Philly! pic.twitter.com/eXfvLWN0hR— MidCountyDems (@midcountydems) January 19, 2019
Ashley Reyes is holding a sign with a drawing of Christine Blasey Ford that says “You can’t silence us.” She’s here “because nothing happened to Kavanaugh,” she said pic.twitter.com/RIpPqXDbAh— Anna Orso (@anna_orso) January 19, 2019
Dr. Nina Ahmad, scientist and former deputy mayor of public engagement, praises the wins of diverse political candidates and the #metoo movement. She said there will be more action: “My message to sexual predators: We’re coming for you.” pic.twitter.com/diFnY6Cmy4— 𝖈𝖆𝖘𝖘𝖎𝖊 (@cassieowens) January 19, 2019
This is a developing story, and will be updated throughout the day.