Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto carried a sign in Market Square on Saturday afternoon. It was made by a friend, Kayla, he said, and it read: “Mr. Trump, please be kind.”
“Mr. Trump, please be kind. You know we live in ‘Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.’ It is so great to be here with my sisters,” he said, to about 15,000 people at the Women’s March on Pittsburgh, which moved from the City-County Building to Market Square, where he spoke.
“… Pittsburgh is a city that shares and shows love. And there are no laws that can take away compassion,” Peduto said. “What we can do together, whether it’s dealing with floods or disparity or air pollution or economic collapse, Pittsburghers have always been able to do it ourselves. So we’re going to roll up our sleeves. We’re going to do what Pittsburgers do. We’re going to work hard. We’re going to make this a city for all.”
Downtown’s attendees united “to march in solidarity with communities most affected by racism, hate, intolerance and acts of violence being perpetuated throughout the nation — among many are communities of women who are immigrants, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQIA and people with disabilities. We stand for religious freedom, human rights, climate Justice, racial Justice, economic Justice, and reproductive Justice,” per the group’s Facebook page.
You can watch the Downtown march here, and we also rounded up the best signs we saw there, too.
The Women’s March was one of two gatherings in Pittsburgh that coincided with the Women’s March on Washington. Hundreds more assembled in East Liberty for the Our Feminism Must Be Intersectional Rally/March, a hollaback march to the one in D.C.
These were some of the best signs spotted there.