'Sister march' held in Port Jeff Station in solidarity with DC event
Growing crowds of protesters joined together in Port Jefferson Station Saturday afternoon on Donald Trump's first full day as president of the United States.
Police say about 800 people showed up to the rally on the corner of Route 112 and 347.
Kathy Lahey, of Port Jefferson, is the organizer behind the group called "From Day One." She says their message during the event covered women's rights, environmental concerns, the economy and education.
"They're going to be held accountable to what they do in Washington," she told News 12 Long Island.
The rally corresponded with other events nationwide, including hundreds of thousands converging in Washington, D.C. and New York City.
Many protesters in Port Jefferson Station told News 12 that they will continue to spread their message with the hope that President Trump will hear their voices.