Several marchers wearing red gather for 'A Day Without Women' in Tampa

Posted at 11:26 PM, Mar 08, 2017

Dozens marched in Tampa Wednesday night supporting A Day Without Women on International Women's Day.

Organizers said they honored women of the past, who have made a difference, and woman today, who are pushing for change.

People gathered in front of the library downtown and then marched about 2 blocks to Lykes Gaslight Park were they held a candlelight vigil and ceremony.

"Women in the United States also need to have equal rights and equal pay for the work they do and be treated in the manner all women deserve," Marina Welch the Captain of Women's March Florida - Tampa/Hillsborough Chapter said.

More than a dozen women were arrested in New York, during the demonstrations today. Welch said they asked people in the Tampa Bay area tonight to call the New York City Police Department, demanding their release.

"I think they were trying to have their voices heard, which is what we've been doing all along," Welch said.

People not only supported equality for women, but better rights for all farm workers.



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