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‘Women hold up half the sky:’ Signs from the women’s rallies in Boston

People took part in a rally in Downtown Crossing.

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

People took part in a rally in Downtown Crossing.

Demonstrators were out in Harvard Square and Downtown Crossing Wednesday to take part in protests related to “A Day Without a Woman,” a movement meant to highlight the importance of women to the nation’s economy.

Michela Hites, 29, of Londonderry, N.H. (left) was among those in Harvard Square.

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Michela Hites, 29, of Londonderry, N.H. (left) was among those in Harvard Square.

A “resist” button was seen on the back of a hat.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

A “resist” button was seen on the back of a hat.

Jean Trounstine of Tewksbury held a sign supporting Planned Parenthood.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Jean Trounstine of Tewksbury held a sign supporting Planned Parenthood.

Teresa Tapper, 60, of Stoughton (left) sang along with other women gathered in Harvard Square.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe staff

Teresa Tapper, 60, of Stoughton (left) sang along with other women gathered in Harvard Square.

Cheri Ruane of Somerville (left) joined the demonstration.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Cheri Ruane of Somerville (left) joined the demonstration.

Quiana Ferguson held a “Rosie the Riveter” poster in Downtown Crossing.

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

Quiana Ferguson held a “Rosie the Riveter” poster in Downtown Crossing.

Women cheered during the Downtown Crossing rally.

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

Women cheered during the Downtown Crossing rally.

Jennifer Jones held her daughter during the Downtown Crossing rally.

Keith Bedford/Globe Staff

Jennifer Jones held her daughter during the Downtown Crossing rally.

Local protest kicks off ‘A Day Without a Woman’

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