Could there have been a nicer winter day for a march? On Saturday, January 21st,¬†thousands¬† gathered at the City-County Courthouse on Grant St. for a peaceful protest under sunny skies, sending a message to the new President that women will not be ignored. And across town in East Liberty, the Our Feminism Must Be Intersectional Rally, which split from the Women’s March to focus more on inclusion, ran at the same time — 11 am to 1 pm — and from initial reports and photos, attracted a sizable crowd.

While the initial permit was for 400 Downtown, Mayor Peduto told NEXTpittsburgh that the City’s crowd estimate was “25,000 and growing” just for the Downtown march. That march spilled into Market Square at its conclusion where the crowd was treated to performances by Liz Berlin and Phat Man Dee along with talks by Reverend Denise Welch of Bidwell Presbyterian (who wowed the crowd based on reaction and social media comments) and others.

Since no one can be two places at once, we’ll show you photos of both events here with more photos coming from the East Liberty rally soon. Feel free to send us some of yours!

Photos of the Downtown march by Tracy Certo; from East Liberty, Jennifer Baron, unless otherwise noted.

On Grant St, a sea of signs like this one: I don't even know where to start.

On Grant St, a sea of signs like this one: I don’t even know where to start.

Jonathan Fobear, left, and Mark Doyal got their message across at the march Downtown.

Jonathan Fobear, left, and Mark Doyal got their message across at the march Downtown.

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Liz Berlin, center, performed with Phat Man Dee, at right, in Market Square at the Women’s March Pittsburgh.

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We couldn’t resist this closeup of one of the Steel City Sisters, a group with a message to spread joy and relieve guilt.

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At the My Feminism Must Be Intersectional Rally in East Liberty. Photo by Jennifer Baron.

At the Our Feminism Must Be Intersectional Rally in East Liberty. Photo by Jennifer Baron.

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In East Liberty. Photo by Jennifer Baron.

Photo by Jennifer Baron.

Photo by Jennifer Baron.

Sign at the Our Feminism Must Be Intersectional rally. Photo by Leila Sleiman.

Sign at the Our Feminism Must Be Intersectional rally. Photo by Leila Sleiman.

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Photo submitted by Leila Sleiman from the East Liberty rally.

Our Feminism Must Be Intersectional rally. Photo by Amanda Waltz.

Our Feminism Must Be Intersectional rally. Photo by Amanda Waltz.

Our Feminism Must Be Intersectional rally. Photo by Amanda Waltz.

Our Feminism Must Be Intersectional rally. Photo by Amanda Waltz.

Our Feminism Must Be Intersectional rally. Photo by Amanda Waltz.

Our Feminism Must Be Intersectional rally. Photo by Amanda Waltz.

Our Feminism Must Be Intersectional march through East Liberty. Photo by Amanda Waltz.

Our Feminism Must Be Intersectional march through East Liberty. Photo by Amanda Waltz.

Our Feminism Must Be Intersectional march through East Liberty. Photo by Amanda Waltz.

Our Feminism Must Be Intersectional march through East Liberty. Photo by Amanda Waltz.

Our Feminism Must Be Intersectional march through East Liberty. Photo by Amanda Waltz.

Our Feminism Must Be Intersectional march through East Liberty. Photo by Amanda Waltz.

Our Feminism Must Be Intersectional march through East Liberty. Photo by Amanda Waltz.

Our Feminism Must Be Intersectional march through East Liberty. Photo by Amanda Waltz.

Outside the Summit Against Racism at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Photo by Amanda Waltz.

Outside the Summit Against Racism at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Photo by Amanda Waltz.