Stamford Women's March set for Saturday
The organizer of Stamford's Women's March says she's thrilled by the number of people planning to attend on Saturday.
Lisa Boyne says she had to move the event location to accommodate more people. She originally planned to hold it at the University of Connecticut's auditorium, expecting 300 people, but has since moved it to Mill River Park to make room for at least 1,000.
She says she was surprised by the number of people attending the march in Stamford.
"We want everybody out there and come to our rally," she says. "We don't want to shut anyone out, so that was really the deciding factor. We could have easily cut it off."
Boyne says participants will be showing their commitment to protect women's rights and gender equality, along with other issues. She adds that they are also protesting against some of the divisive and controversial statements that President-elect Donald Trump has made.
The march on Saturday is connected to the Women's March on Washington, which is happening the same day at the nation's capital.
The increased turnout also led to more security concerns and the increased cost to cover more police officers on duty. To help pay for that, Boyne says supporters have created a GoFundMe page.