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Students march on the Capitol in Washington, D.C. PHOTO BY ABBY CRUZWASHINGTON, D.C. Thousands of students walked out of their high schools today in the Washington D.C. area. Students first walked out of their high schools, marched towards the nearest metro stops, rallied at the White House, and then finished their protest at the United States Capitol. 

“I protested today because I know there are a lot of students, children, and people who feel unsafe in their school,” said Honor Kalala, 17, a senior at Montgomery Blair High School and one of the student leaders today. “It’s not only about kids in school; it’s about people on the street. I’m just not okay with it!” she said.

Huge crowds show up at the Mall to protest.       PHOTO BY NICKOLAI SUKHAREV  

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thousands marched on the nation’s capital Saturday in support of women’s rights and gender equality. 

“We understand that a year ago Donald Trump and Mike Pence were sworn in and immediately began turning the clock back on women’s rights, worker’s rights, LGBT rights, and our fundamental values of inclusion, opportunity and tolerance,” said Takoma Park resident and current Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez speaking to a crowd gathered around the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

Perez, who served one term on the Montgomery County Council, urged people to stand up for progressive beliefs and to “organize, mobilize and vote for Democrats.”

Marking the one-year anniversary of the 2017 presidential inauguration, the march drew thousands from around the region and country, many of whom held signs, to protest the actions and rhetoric of the Trump administration.

WASHINGTON — Metro’s general manager announced at headquarters Thursday some services changes for rail, bus and MetroAccess for Friday and suspension of all services Saturday and Sunday until further notice.

GAITHERSBURG – While two of the candidates for Gaithersburg mayor in this fall’s election –incumbent Mayor Jud Ashman and Council member Henry Marraffa – have many years of experience with the city government, the third is an outsider who is running to make the city more transparent and responsive.

ROCKVILLE – Montgomery County residents are in for a wet weekend as an existing southeastern storm system and the potential arrival of Hurricane Joaquin may dump 6-10 inches of rain in the area through Sunday.