SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Thousands of people across the state of California joined sister protests across the globe during the second annual Women's March.
Hundreds of people gathered at De La Guerra Plaza in Santa Barbara Saturday morning for guest speakers and community resources were available for all who attended. Although the Santa Barbara event originally included a march through the city like the previous year, organizers opted to stay at De La Guerra so as to not create extra stress for the Santa Barbara Police Department.
Similar to hundreds of sister-marches across the country, those in attendance donned pink outfits and raised signs that both challenged President Trump's policies and advocated for women's equality.
People marched in Ventura as well, beginning the day at Plaza Park.
People holding signs, walking dogs and carrying children on their shoulders took part. They marched from the park to Mission San Buenaventura and back along Main Street.
Justice for all organized the event called Ventura County Rising. Organizers say one of the goals is to get people engaged in democracy.
Another rally was held in San Luis Obispo on Saturday. Hundreds gathered at Mission Plaza to listen to guest speakers and musical performances.
Larger rallies across the country were held Saturday. The largest being hosted at Pershing Square in Los Angeles.