Fourth annual Women’s March San Diego in photos

San Diego joined the national Women’s March


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The pink crafted hat is representative of the Women’s March. Photo by Melisa Cabello-Cuahutle.

Melisa Cabello-Cuahutle, News Editor

For the fourth year in a row, San Diego joined diverse cities across the country in the annual Women’s March on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Waterfront Park.  

The first Women’s March took place in January 2017, as a response to President Donald Trump’s election. Every year since, women across the nation had gathered to march.

The program included performances from different local musicians, followed by a Kumeyaay Blessing. This year, the event hosted speeches of civil, disability, immigrant, LGBTQ+, reproductive and women’s rights, as well as environmental justice and ending violence.

“When we first march it was most definitely in reaction to the presidential election of 2016, but it’s important for us to keep marching because the conditions that existed before 2016 that led to Trump’s election are not gonna go away when Trump is no longer in office,” said Poppy Fitch, the march’s director, who also works in the San Diego Community College District disAbility Support Programs and Services (DSPS) office.

Take a look at the march.


Women with a yellow shirt waving an LGBTQ+ rainbow flag in the crowd.
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Women’s March is meant to be inclusive to all of the minorities, this year it included speeches from the LGBTQ+ community. Photo by Melisa Cabello-Cuahutle


Women with her fist up, with a crowd in their fist up as well.
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“Si se puede, si se puede, (We can do it, we can do it),” chanted immigrant rights activist Rosa Lopez alongside the crowd. Photo by Melisa Cabello-Cuahutle


Mint color sign that reads: "Your silence will not protect you -Audre Lorde." Crowd in the back.
The march features diverse signs. Photo by Melisa Cabello-Cuahutle


Women holding a sign that reads "If my clothes are asking for it you should too."
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One important subject of the march is to end violence and rape culture. Photo by Melisa Cabello-Cuahutle


A crowd with a sign that reads Women 2020, with the pink hat in the "o"
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Women’s March took place at Waterfront Park, Jan 18. Photo by Melisa Cabello-Cuahutle


Women with black and red hair that holds a silver and golden sign that reads "Grab em by the ballot"
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Women’s March started as a reaction to President’s Trump 2016 election and his comments about women. Photo by Melisa Cabello-Cuahutle


Two pink sins that read "Why are you so obsessed with me?" with a drawing of the female reproductive organ and "Men of quality do not fear equality"
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Some signs feature references to pop culture. Photo by Melisa Cabello-Cuahutle


Women holding a purple sign. that reads “The fault was not mine nor where I was, nor what I was wearing” in Spanish.
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“The fault was not mine nor where I was, nor what I was wearing” a popular lyric in Latin America that sings against violence towards women. Photo by Melisa Cabello-Cuahutle


Women n pink shirts holding signs.
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This is the fourth Women’s March. Photo by Melisa Cabello-Cuahutle


Women smiling and holding signs.
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People of all ages participate in the march. Photo by Melisa Cabello-Cuahutle


Woman smiling and holding pink sign that reads "I am someone."
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This year the march was delayed to make space for all of the participants to finish their speeches. Photo by Melisa Cabello-Cuahutle


Women marching with the Downton San Diego skyline in the back.
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After the speeches, people marched at Harbor Drive. Photo by Melisa Cabello-Cuahutle