Large turnout for Charlotte's Second annual Women's March

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A large crowd gathered in uptown Charlotte on Saturday for the second annual Women's March. Organizers estimated thousands will take part.

The event was one of dozens staged across the country on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration to build support for a liberal-leaning agenda on issues like abortion, immigration and civil rights.

"This just gives people more momentum. We can make a change here. We can," said participant Alicia Reese.

Charlotte's event began at First Ward Park on Seventh Street with a speakers' forum. The march began at noon and ended at Romare Bearden Park.

Carolyn Logan of the Black Women's Caucus of Charlotte-Mecklenburg called on women to support each other in the workplace and resist harassment of all kinds. Logan told marchers ""Don't let this movement die."

Mayor Vi Lyles, the first female African-American mayor in Charlotte history, also addressed the crowd.