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Thousands Arrive On Boston Common For Women's March

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Anti-Trump signs were popular including this one from a group of North Shore women

"We have to organize our neighborhoods".

"We're not just going to stay home and let things happen that we don't agree with at this time".

The event, called "Resist Trump: occupy inauguration Boston" drew members of LGBTQ, Black Lives Matter, women's and immigrant groups.

Protestors bore signs with slogans slamming Donald Trump for statements challenging the rights of citizens he, as president, now is charged to protect and demanding policy that safeguards the environment.

"The fact is that the playing field has been tilted badly in favor of those at the top for a generation now", Warren said.

Democratic U.S. Sen Elizabeth Warren said demonstrators are at rallies across the country to show solidarity and send a message that they will fight for what they believe in. "I want to make sure the rights they fought so hard for aren't taken away". "We will take this fight from Boston Common to the Mall in Washington", he shouted.

"I just want an awesome country for my son to grow up in", said Jason's mother, Sarah Ferrara, of Danvers.

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Attorney General Maura Healey was also among the figures on hand. She promised to go after Trump's administration if it cancels health care for millions of Americans, indebts the federal government to big oil companies or defunds Planned Parenthood.

"I was devastated by the outcome of the election", she said.

Barbara Madeloni of Massachusetts Teachers Association said the fight to defeat ballot Question 2 demonstrated that grassroots people-power can win out over Wall Street funding.

The MBTA estimates they moved 70,000 people this morning and saw record breaking volumes throughout the day. "However many years it takes".

On a 9 a.m., train to Boston from the Merrimack Valley, passengers cheered at every stop as more pink hats and marchers boarded.

Boston Police set up trucks to block intersections around Boston Common during the Women's March.

Galloway said after feeling uneasy in the months following Trump's election, the Boston Women's March helped motivate her.

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