Hundreds of protesters 'rise and roar' at 4th annual Women's March in NYC [PHOTOS]

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January 18, 2020 - 12:29 pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of people braved chilly, snowy conditions in New York City on Saturday as part of the Women’s March rallies nationwide.

The fourth annual marches in the city focus on issues including climate change, reproductive rights, pay equity, immigration reform and LGBTQ rights.

“Today, we will be the change that is needed in this world! Today, we rise into our power!” activist Donna Hill told a cheering crowd in Foley Square in Manhattan.

People gathered for separate late morning rallies in Foley Square and Columbus Circle in Manhattan, where temperatures were below 30 degrees. The two groups planned to converge near Times Square Saturday afternoon as part of a “Rise and Roar” rally.

The wife of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, Evelyn Yang, also spoke in New York City. She told CNN in an interview aired this week that she was sexually assaulted by an obstetrician while she was pregnant with the couple’s first child.

Yang said the Trump administration has not been good for women or the country and that her husband hopes to bring about a change of course.

"Like so many of us, he was very unhappy with the outcome of the last election and he was searching for answers. When I realized what his motivation was and what we had set out to accomplish, that's when I gave him my blessing," Yang said.

There were marches scheduled Saturday in more than 180 cities.