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PHOTOS: Protesters gather at Dept. of Labor for International Women's Day rally

A crowd rallied in solidarity with women around the world at the doorstep of the U.S. Dept. of Labor on Wednesday in a push for women's rights. Issues from ending workplace violence and harassment to equal pay were addressed at the rally.

Hundreds of women from all walks of life stood unified to promote one cause.

“We are out here making a stink so that people know there is still work to be done," said Maggie Smith, a demonstrator.

Protesters marched from Freedom Plaza against what they call President Donald Trump's "Gag Rule."

"I feel like this country has elected a president who is a misogynist," said Tessa Wix, a demonstrator.

"We refuse to accept the backwards thinking, racist and xenophobic policies of the Trump Administration," said Serra Sippel, President for the organization C.H.A.N.G.E.

Earlier Wednesday afternoon, a second group of women and their supporters gathered at Lafayette Park in front of the White House.

This story has been updated.


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