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Women's March Surrounds NYS Capitol

Women's rights advocates marched to the New York state capitol on Saturday, part of a day of national protests.

 

Thousands, many carrying anti-Trump and pro-women signs, gathered in the shadow of the capitol in Albany one day after President Donald Trump's inauguration.  

 

People carried signs mentioning everything from reproductive rights to global warming to stop and frisk. 

 

Albany activist Barbara Smith addressed the crowd, telling the group that as of noon Friday, it was "under assault from our own government."

 

Albany was one of the rare counties in upstate New York to back Hillary Clinton in November.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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