One of the signs displayed by protesters at Boston’s sister march Saturday. (Kim Di Camillo photograph.)
Demet Haksever, who attended Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington, and Kerry Fitzgerald, who participated in a sister rally in Boston, share their views and experiences tonight on WHAV’s Open Mike Show.
Haksever said she learned on the Washington protest two days after the election of Donald Trump as president. She said she and Chere Bemelmans, both of Haverhill, are concerned about the stated policies of the new administration.
“We immediately felt compelled to go. We signed up at the very beginning,” Haksever said. Among the issues, she said, are Trump’s “disrespect for women in general,” racism and nationalism. “It’s all he stands for. It’s not just one issue,” she added.
Haksever and Bemelmans drove to Washington.
The Open Mike Show begins at 6:30 p.m., tonight, on 97.9 WHAV, with a video simulcast on WHAV.TV and HC Media Channel 22 in Haverhill.