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Black Women's March set to cross Mario M. Cuomo BridgePosted: Updated:
A march across the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge is expected to move forward this afternoon, despite concerns that it puts people in danger.
Several dozen people gathered in Tarrytown this morning in preparation for the Black Women's March. Organizers say the march aims to raise awareness for the challenges African-American women face, particularly with racism.
Hundreds of people are expected to take part in the march.
The state has warned marchers of the safety concerns they due to high rates of fast moving cars and traffic.
Participants in the Black Women's March say after an hour-long rally they will march from Tarrytown across the bridge to Nyack's Memorial Park where they will cap it off with several speeches.
“I certainly don’t plan on getting hurt and I’d rather not get arrested,” said one protester. “I hope they’ll let us march peacefully.”