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Together we rise: More than 1,000 gather for Concord Women’s March

  • A man holds up a sign in front of the State House in Concord on Saturday.

  • A crowd of more than 1,000 people gathered in front of the State House for a rally titled, “Together We Rise, March on N.H. 2018” in Concord on Saturday. The gathering supported equal rights and encouraged voter participation in the 2018 midterm elections on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

  • A large crowd gathered in front of the State House for a rally titled "Together We Rise, March on NH 2018" in Concord on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. The gathering supported equal rights and encouraged voter participation in the 2018 midterm elections on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • A large crowd gathered in front of the State House for a rally titled "Together We Rise, March on NH 2018" in Concord on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. The gathering supported equal rights and encouraged voter participation in the 2018 midterm elections on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • A large crowd gathered in front of the State House for a rally titled "Together We Rise, March on NH 2018" in Concord on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. The gathering supported equal rights and encouraged voter participation in the 2018 midterm elections on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • Laura Edmondson of Concord holds up a sign saying "we are not ovaryacting" in front of the State House during a rally titled "Together We Rise, March on NH 2018" in Concord on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. The gathering supported equal rights and encouraged voter participation in the 2018 midterm elections on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff


Associated Press
Saturday, January 20, 2018

More than 1,000 people attended a Women’s March rally outside the New Hampshire State House despite the absence of a couple of high profile speakers.

Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan and Rep. Annie Kuster were both expected to speak at the Saturday rally, but organizers say they were unable to leave D.C. There was no shortage of speakers at the event despite the no-shows.

The marches marked the anniversary of the first Women’s March, which drew millions of people in the U.S. and around the world.

Saturday’s marches happened all over the country and took place on the anniversary of the inauguration of Donald Trump as president. Last year’s Women’s March was the day after Trump’s inauguration.

Other marches took place in Wilton, Portsmouth, Peterborough, Jackson and Lancaster.