Hundreds gather at Director Park for 'Portland Women March Against Hate' event

Hundreds gather for Portland Women March Against Hate at Director Park (KATU photo).

Hundreds of people gathered at Directors Park in Southwest Portland Saturday for the Portland Women March Against Hate rally.

The group, which partnered with the Seattle Women March Against Hate, says they stand together in protest of "misogyny, misogynoir, racism, xenophobia, transmisogyny, and transphobia."

On a Facebook event page, the group wrote that the goal of their protest was to show the world that "hate of any kind is not welcome in this city."

"Together women will not be bullied by anyone—not even the next president," says the event page description.

The event featured several speakers, including Portland City Commissioner-elect Chloe Eudaly who encouraged more women to get involved in government.

The Fallen Angel Choir kicked off the rally with some remastered Christmas carols that made jabs at President-elect Donald Trump and celebrated women and the LGBTQ community.

"It's the most wonderful time to be queer," sang the carolers.

The large group began to march through surrounding streets around 2:30 p.m., escorted by Portland Police.

Among numerous chants by the group were "We're women united, we'll never be divided," and "Whatever we wear, wherever we go, yes means yes and no means no."

Both the rally and march remained peaceful.


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