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Newtown High Grad Steps Out At Women's March On Washington

Elise Benedict of Stamford and her college roommate Brittany Thomas arrive in DC for the Women's March On Washington.
Elise Benedict of Stamford and her college roommate Brittany Thomas arrive in DC for the Women's March On Washington. Photo Credit: Contributed
The Women's March On Washington goes past the White House.
The Women's March On Washington goes past the White House. Photo Credit: Elise Benedict
Part of the crowd at Women's March On Washington gathers at the Washington Monument.
Part of the crowd at Women's March On Washington gathers at the Washington Monument. Photo Credit: Elise Benedict
With protest signs and pink hats, participants step off in the Women's March On Washington.
With protest signs and pink hats, participants step off in the Women's March On Washington. Photo Credit: Elise Benedict
Participants leave their signs behind in a giant wall on the mall at the Women's March On Washington.
Participants leave their signs behind in a giant wall on the mall at the Women's March On Washington. Photo Credit: Elise Benedict

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The crowds were huge Saturday at the Mall in DC as over a half-million people stepped off for the Women's March on Washington. And Fairfield County was well represented at the event.

Elise Benedict, a graduate of Newtown High School and a Stamford resident, shared some of her photos from the event.

Throngs of people marched Saturday, a day after Donald Trump was inaugurated as the nation's 45th president. The event in Washington was the main event, but hundreds of sister marches were held across the world.

Participants say they are deeply worried about the Trump administration and its impact on women's rights and civil liberties.

Marches were also held throughout the nation, including in Stamford, Hartford, New York City, White Plains and Boston.

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