About 1,000 supporters of “Day Without a Woman,” International Women´s Day rallied Wednesday afternoon at Oakland City Hall. Photo by Ken Epstein
Thousands of Bay Area women stayed home from work, joined rallies in Oakland, San Francisco and other cities or wore red to demonstrate their clout as part of the of International Women’s Day events held around the globe.
“A Day Without a Woman” protests in the U.S. were put together by organizers of the vast women’s marches that drew more than one million people into the streets the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
“It’s important for me to be out because it’s important to just show support in things I believe in,” said Daphne Duong, who attended the protest with her manager. “Obviously with the whole political atmosphere, it’s important to come out and be active in your local community.”