The NH Women’s March for Civil Rights in Portsmouth, NH

While DC had the Million Women March and other major cities across the states filled with women, Portsmouth held the NH Women’s March for Civil Rights in solidarity. Occupy New Hampshire Seacoast expected hundreds to show up – instead, they got thousands.

It was more of a rally than a march. There wasn’t much marching. But there was a lot of music, singing, and the bustle of energetic activists. This was not an angry event. The square was filled with smiling faces, colorful signs, and a feeling of camaraderie – instant belonging. It’s comforting to be around those with similar views and similar fears.

Enjoy this photo documentary.

Rebecca Skane

Rebecca Skane is the editor-in-chief for the Portsmouth Review. She holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree from Lawrence University in Wisconsin and resides in Portsmouth, NH with her husband and two children. She is the founder of The Portsmouth Book Club which boasts over 1,000 members. She also doubles as a professional escapist. Her genres are scifi and fantasy, both adult and young adult – but she often reads outside of her preferred genres. You can follow her on GoodReads. Aside from her love of good books, she is a professional website developer, content editor, and SEO expert. You can visit her web design and development site at

  • thank you for sharing, Rebecca. It’s been such an inspiring experience to have witnessed what transpired yesterday. It’s the best main course after that poisonous appetizer on Friday.

    I wish I could’ve been a part of it, too.

  • Thank you for sharing. Such amazing signs and photos 🙂 It was great to see the whole world participate.

  • Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings

    I’m abroad right now and I was so upset to miss the women’s march! Thank you so much for sharing these pictures–they are so beautiful and uplifting! Wonderful post!

  • LOVE THIS!!!!! I was unable to physically participate but I was with everyone in spirit. This is the first time since he was announced winner that I felt good. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  • Amazing pictures. The March in Denton TX was a little smaller but I was so glad to see so many people show up 🙂 🙂

    • Thanks, Felicia. I’m glad they had a march where you’re from as well. It’s amazing how many there were!

  • Great photos!! And Thanks for Marching and Rallying! I went to the Women’s March in Denver and it was wonderful. Had a lot of the same signs there. I detest Trump’s policies and he doesn’t Read books, it’s True. That about sums it up for me, Of course he doesn’t read books. Duh. We need to Keep Marching!

    • Thanks, S.G.! It’s pretty obvious that the Orange One does not read. Such a sad state!

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