BALTIMORE (WJZ) — For many people in our area who did not make that journey to Washington, D.C. for the women’s march, they made their voices heard right in Baltimore.
The call for equality was heard around the world and the ears of those in Baltimore responded.
“While I still have time on this earth, I am going to carry on supporting what I believe in,” said Janet Fawcett.
“This certainly shows that people are willing and able to take a stand, and it shows people are ready to resist fascism,” said Helen Langa.
Langa and Elanore Holland were two of the organizers of Baltimore’s women’s march.
They say this march is a stance against the things President Trump has said and they want him and everyone to know, they will not stand for words of division.
“Elanore and I painted the banner over there in 1983. We were amazed we are still asking for the same kinds of issues and justice for women, children in families in 2017,” said Langa.
“It makes me feel great that people take advantage of our democracy and the freedoms we have in this country,” said Greg Bane. “This is what this country is about. It’s about acceptance and tolerance, and not pre-judging somebody.”
Like other marches around the world, those in the crowd included women and men of all ages and races, standing as one.
It’s estimated that around 5,000 people attended the women’s march in Baltimore.