‘Sister’ marches in support of Women’s March happening throughout Va.

Protesters cheer at the Women's March on Washington during the first full day of Donald Trump's presidency, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 in Washington. Organizers of the Women's March on Washington expect more than 200,000 people to attend the gathering. Other protests are expected in other U.S. cities. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

(WRIC) — While hundreds of thousands of people will be attending the Women’s March on Washington today in D.C., others will be marching in various localities throughout the state.

In a social media post, one organizer of an event described it as a non-partisan, non-violent attempt to stand together for the protection of women’s rights, safety, health, and the rights of their families.

Sister marches will be taking place today in Charlottesville, Roanoke, Norfolk and Arlington.

Check here for details:

  • Charlottesville: starts at 1 p.m.; participants meeting at IX Art Park at 422 2nd Street SE
  • Roanoke: started at noon; participants meeting at Mayor’s Monument at corner of Elm Avenue SE and Williamson Road SE
  • Norfolk: started at noon; participants meeting at Chrysler Museum at 1 Memorial Place
  • Arlington: started at 9 a.m.; participants meeting at Clarendon Metro on Clarendon Boulevard

Do you know of other sister marches taking place in Virginia? Please comment on the 8News Facebook page with details if you know about them. Did you attend a protest march somewhere in Virginia today? If so, please feel free to send us your pictures and videos.

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