Nicole Barnes (center) chants with other protesters as she carries a candle during the Women’s March in San Francisco on Jan. 21, 2017. “We are not invisible, and nobody is going to speak for us,” Barnes says. “We have a voice. We’ve had it the whole time.” (Brittany Hosea-Small/KQED)
More than 100,000 demonstrators around the Bay Area and Sacramento joined over 1 million people in Women's Marches and protests across the United States on Saturday, rallying against President Donald J. Trump, particularly on issues of women's rights.
Bay Area protests began Friday morning following Trump's inauguration and lasted well into the evening. Take a look at some photos from protests in San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento, just a few of many regional protests.
Tens of thousands gathered Saturday at Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco during the afternoon and then marched into the night through downtown in the wind and rain. On Friday morning after Trump's inauguration, thousands of protesters, many wearing purple rain slickers and pink pussyhats, formed a human chain across the Golden Gate Bridge in solidarity against the new administration.
In Oakland, thousands gathered at Madison Park in the morning on Saturday for a march to City Hall. City officials said Frank Ogawa Plaza was at near capacity at 1:30 p.m. with approximately 60,000 demonstrators. The Oakland Police Department reported no arrests during the demonstration.
Approximately 300 marched through downtown Oakland Friday night, followed by a heavy police presence. One protester was arrested.
More than 20,000 turned out for the Sacramento Women's March on Saturday, starting off at Southside Park and ending up at the state Capitol, followed by a rally and speeches.