It's turned out to be one of the largest rallies in the nation's capital in years and the Hudson Valley is well represented.
Hundreds of thousands are gathering in Washington, D.C., Saturday, a day after Bedford estate owner Donald Trump was inaugurated as the nation's 45th president, for the Women’s March, a larger-than-anticipated gathering of those who say they are deeply worried about the Trump administration and its impact on women's rights and civil liberties.
"The place is mobbed," Bedford resident Judy Aydelott told Daily Voice just after 2:30 p.m. Saturday. "You can't move."
Aydelott left Northern Westchester for the ride to D.C. at around 3 a.m. Saturday on one of approximately 3,000 buses from throughout the country that reportedly were employed for the event.
"Despite the crush of people everyone is friendly, in good moods, singing and chanting from all over the country," Aydelott said.
Organizers decided the crowd was too big to formally march to the White House.
The March on Washington is one of many rallies that are being held throughout the nation, including a larger-than-expected gathering in New York City and in the Hudson Valley, including in White Plains, Poughkeepsie and Beacon.
In addition to the $19.5-million Spring Springs estate estate in Bedford, Trump also owns Trump National Golf Club Hudson Valley in Stormville and Trump National Westchester in Briarcliff Manor. The Trump name also adorns Trump Tower At City Center in White Plains, Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, Trump Park Residences in Yorktown and the Donald J. Trump State Park on the Westchester/Putnam border.