Women's March In State College Draws Big Crowd

Jan 20, 2018

Hundreds of people turned out for the Central Pennsylvania Women’s March in State College Saturday. The event was one of many held across the country.  

Among those rallying was Libby Gage, there with her 16-year-old daughter.

Gage's message: “That we’ve had enough, and that we really really need a big wave in 2018.”

Protestors waved signs, chanted and cheered. They made their way from the gates of Penn State to the State College borough building. There, speakers advocated for women’s rights, racial equality, believing victims of abuse and protecting children. 

Anne Ard, director of the Centre County Women Resource Center, singled out one sign for its message.
 
“As the sign says: love is love, black lives matter, science is real, humans aren’t illegal and women’s rights are human rights," Ard said to cheers and applause. “We have to tell the truth to one another and we have to demand that our leaders do the same.” 

Some of the speakers, including Centre County District Attorney Bernie Cantorna, took aim at politicians like Donald Trump.
 
“We must say thank you to the current administration because he lit a spark and it set a wildfire and it’s coming to Washington," Cantorna said.

Organizers encouraged participants to register to vote and stay active politically.