SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —
Women and men of different backgrounds and ages returned to the state Capitol for the annual Women's March on Saturday.
Led by the Double X Brass Band, an all-female ensemble, thousands made the walk from Southside Park to the west steps of the Capitol, including band leader Alicia Hall, a member of the LGBTQ community.
"The more I look at the world, the more I realize they're trying to shut out our space, and we need to make room. Like, it's one of those where we're trying to make room for ourselves so we can unapologetically be ourselves," she said.
Angelica Sanchez marched with her two daughters.
"It's protecting my daughters. It's for my transgender friends, my daughters' transgender friends. It's to protect their body," she said while holding a sign that read "Brown is Beautiful." "It's just teaching my girls that, you know, our bodies belong to us. Nobody's going to stop us."