Two competing Women’s Marches took place today in New York City. The first was hosted by the Women’s March Alliance and the second was hosted by Women’s March NYC. The two events were held just about four miles away from each other. Here are details about the crowd size and what happened at both events.
The Unity Rally by the Women’s March NYC
The Women’s March NYC event met at Foley Square in downtown Manhattan at 10 a.m. Eastern. This event was a rally but it was not a march. The event was hosted by the official chapter of the national Women’s March group. It was co-hosted by the New York Immigration Coalition.
Crowds came out despite the cold 37-degree weather.
The Women’s March Alliance’s March on NYC
The Women’s March Alliance is met in Columbus Circle at 11 a.m. Eastern, which is the same location where last year’s New York City Women’s March was held. This march was organized by the same group that organized the 2017 and 2018 Women’s March events in New York City.
There was a huge turnout for the Women’s March Alliance event too, which had a permit to hold a march through New York City.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said the two marches share the same message, CNN reported. She made an appearance at the Alliance march and the NYC march too.
This is a developing story.