From The Reno Gazette-Journal on 1/29/17: Protesters take to Virginia Street Bridge: ‘This is America’
Organizers from the Reno Solidarity Network estimated nearly 500 people lined the sidewalks on the Virginia Street Bridge in downtown Reno. According to the Reno Police Department, the demonstration was peaceful and no arrests were made.
“We came together last week for the Women’s March, and we talked about showing up for all the series of attacks on causes that would surface with the new Trump administration,” organizer Felicia Perez said. “It’s been the first week and so many things have happened since last Saturday, and we decided that we needed to come out in order to stay true to the statements and commitments we made.”
From The Reno Gazette-Journal on 1/21/17: ‘It’s about change’: Reno Women’s March on Washington
“Love not hate, makes America great,” demonstrators shouted as the crowd started to move down Virginia Street to the BELIEVE sign at City Plaza. People were wearing shirts with political slogans and signs that read, “Water is life,” “Hear our voice” and “Women refuse to go back”.
The Reno Women’s March on Washington was part of an estimated 673 sister marches that happened around the world on Saturday in solidarity with the main march in Washington DC, the Women’s March on Washington’s website said. According to the Reno Police Department, more than 10,000 people attended the peaceful march in Reno.