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Westchester Residents Join Hundreds Of Thousands For March On Washington

Bedford residents MaryAnn Carr and Judy Aydelott at the Women's March in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. Photo Credit: Contributed
Westchester residents display their signs shortly after arriving in Washington, D.C., Saturday morning for the "March on Washington." Photo Credit: Judy Aydelott
"The place is mobbed," Bedford resident Judy Aydelott, on hand for the Women's March in Washington, D.C., told Daily Voice just after 2:30 p.m. Saturday. "You can't move." Photo Credit: Judy Aydelott
Westchester residents involved in the "March on Washington" during the bus ride down to Washington, D.C., early Saturday. Photo Credit: Judy Aydelott
The March on Washington included a heavy presence at the Capitol building. Photo Credit: Judy Aydelott
One of many crowded Washington, D.C. streets during the Women's March. Photo Credit: Judy Aydelott
Some on hand for the Women's March have even climbed trees to get a better view. Photo Credit: Judy Aydelott

It's turned out to be one of the largest rallies in the nation's capital in years and Westchester is well represented.

Hundreds of thousands are gathering in Washington, D.C., Saturday, a day after Bedford estate owner Donald Trump was inaugurated as the nation's 45th president, for the Women’s March, a larger-than-anticipated gathering of those who say they are deeply worried about the Trump administration and its impact on women's rights and civil liberties.

"The place is mobbed," Katonah resident Judy Aydelott told Daily Voice just after 2:30 p.m. Saturday. "You can't move."

Aydelott left Katonah for the ride to D.C. at around 3 a.m. Saturday on one of approximately 3,000 buses from throughout the country that reportedly were employed for the event.

"Despite the crush of people everyone is friendly, in good moods, singing and chanting from all over the country," Aydelott said.

Organizers decided the crowd was too big to formally march to the White House.

After originally anticipating around 200,000 to attend, organizers say the total amount of people attend the Washington march could wind up being around half a million, which would surpass the crowd for Friday's inauguration.

The March on Washington is one of many rallies that are being held throughout the nation, including a larger-than-expected gathering in New York City and in the Hudson Valley, including in White Plains, Poughkeepsie and Beacon.

In addition to the $19.5-million Spring Springs estate in Bedford, Trump also owns Trump National Golf Club Hudson Valley in Stormville and Trump National Westchester in Briarcliff Manor. The Trump name also adorns Trump Tower At City Center in White Plains, Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, Trump Park Residences in Yorktown and the Donald J. Trump State Park on the Westchester/Putnam border.

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