San Francisco holds Women's March during pandemic Reporting by Alyssa Garcia, Kyla Ulug, Janessa Ulug and Tyler Yuen.

Featured Photo: Hundreds of people with masks and signs marched down Market Street from Civic Center Plaza to the Embarcadero in San Francisco.

On Oct. 17, the streets of San Francisco filled with protestors, human rights advocates and people seeking justice in light of recent events like George Floyd's death, President Donald Trump's pandemic response and the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Family, friends and allies marched in unison for not only women's rights, but for reproductive justice, LGBTQ+ rights, workers' rights, civil rights, disability rights, immigrant rights, environmental justice and ending police violence.

Marchers pass out posters with photos of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and other images supporting female suffrage, encouraging democracy through voting, women's rights and equality. Photo by Alyssa Garcia.

Left photo: A young girl holds a poster depicting the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. People of all ages showed their support for the Women's March 2020, including children. Photo by Alyssa Garcia.

Volunteers hand out free posters and signs at the beginning of the march. Photo by Tyler Yuen.
Participants marched for indigenous people's rights, along with many other causes, on Oct. 17. Photo by Janessa Ulug.
Protestors with megaphones stand at the front lines of the march, chanting “Dump Trump, not Roe; Amy Barrett has got to go.” Phrases supporting women's rights, the Black Lives Matter movement and the separation of church and state echoed throughout the crowd of marchers. Photo by Kyla Ulug.
“Women’s rights are on the line during this election and it’s imperative that we vote,” march attendee Tiana Day, a frequent protester and founder of the non-profit Youth Advocates for Change, said.

Not only women participated in the march; men also sounded their voices in support of women's rights by protesting alongside the women and holding posters supporting the march's ideas. One man even marched naked, donning just a black purse, pink Crocs and a mask. Photo by Alyssa Garcia.

Through cheering and nods of approval, marchers voice their agreement with an anti-Trump flag, which waves alongside the marchers' path. In addition to advocating for women's rights, demonstrators denounced President Donald Trump and his administration. Photo by Alyssa Garcia.
Left Photo: Some protestors wore dresses reminiscent of the “Suffragette White” clothing sported by women’s rights activists during the women’s suffrage movement. Right Photo: In reference to fashion in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” other protestors donned red cloaks as a symbol of the fight for reproductive rights.
Dogs, some of which were given signs to wear, march alongside human participants. Photo by Alyssa Garcia.
Top Photo: Demonstrators use social media to amplify their voices by recording and taking photos of moments during the march. Photo by Tyler Yuen. Bottom Photo: Interrupting the daily bustle of San Francisco, marchers crowd closed-off streets from the Civic Center to Embarcadero Plaza. Photo by Tyler Yuen.
As marchers protested the Trump Administration, a Trump-supporting woman stood to the side of the rally, repeating the phrase, “Four more years!” Protesters immediately responded with loud chants, shouting, "Hell no!" and "No more years!" Photo by Kyla Ulug.

Marchers chant the phrase, "Stand up, fight back," as frontline demonstrators list the struggles faced by women and people facing oppression and encourage people to rise up against injustices. Video by Janessa Ulug.

A family holds hands in a representation of unity. Pink was a common color worn to show the support for women during the march. Photo by Tyler Yuen.
"If you're angry, vote. If you're tired, vote. If you're hungry, if you're homeless, vote," former president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Malia Cohen, who became the first Black woman on the California Board of Equalization, said.
Women in orange at the frontline record the march. A live-streamed option on YouTube was available for those who could not attend the march. Photo by Janessa Ulug.
A man holds Planned Parenthood and Black Lives Matter posters, demonstrating his support for both causes. Protesters voiced their support utilizing a multitude of items and did not limit themselves to one cause or issue. Photo by Alyssa Garcia.

Referencing President Donald Trump's campaign slogan "Make America Great Again," a man wears a different type of MAGA shirt and mask with the phrase "Morons Are Governing America." Over his shoulder, he held a flag that read "VOTE." Photo by Tyler Yuen.

"Not the church and not the state, women must decide our fate," echoes through the megaphone at the front lines of the march. In reference to the government’s and church’s perceived influence on women's right to abortion, many advocated for the right to choose during the protest. Video by Janessa Ulug.

Families stand with other advocates to vocalize their reasons for marching. Photo by Janessa Ulug.
In reference to the vice presidential debate on Oct. 7, during which a fly landed in Vice President Mike Pence's hair, a young boy holds his sign denouncing Pence. Photo by Alyssa Garcia.

A woman holds a poster depicting Rosie the Riveter to promote voting in order to vote out President Donald Trump. She also wore a pop art dress with photos of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Photo by Tyler Yuen.

Photo by Alyssa Garcia.
"It's 2020, ladies, and we've got some cleaning up to do," Cohen told marchers.
A woman holds a homemade sign in response to the standing immigration polices in the United States. Behind the sign stands a poster of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Photo by Alyssa Garcia.
Protestors at the Women's March hold up signs encouraging people to protect women's rights and Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legacy by voting. The march ran for approximately one hour. Photo by Alyssa Garcia.
"It's nice to see other people here, and they're angry, and we're all frustrated," San Jose resident Ashley Ochoa (31) said, wiping away tears as she participated in the protest. "To have this cathartic release together, it's beautiful."