Women's March draws large crowd at Cambier Park in Naples

Posted at 7:05 AM, Jan 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-23 07:05:16-05

NAPLES, Fla. -- Saturday afternoon more than a thousand people marched through downtown Naples, part of a Women's March taking place nationwide.

“Women, especially women my age have been quiet and passive too long,” said Naples resident Nancy Gold.

But it wasn't just women who showed up.  "Being a son of immigrants I can’t tell you how I'm so proud of being called an American," said resident Herlan Martinez.

Martinez said being an American means standing up for others especially those of the opposite sex.

“Nobody has the right to tell woman what to do with her body and most people who have hard decisions to make don’t do it easily they do it with respect and sorrow,” said resident Judith.

A lot of the women in attendance said they are worried about the future of Planned Parenthood. 

“I hope Donald Trump doesn't do anything to Planned Parenthood, defund Planned Parenthood. I hope he doesn’t defund Medicare or do anything to fool around with the Medicare system,” said Gold.

Overall, those who showed up said they are proud to be part of a larger cause, one that's gaining attention nationwide.

"People were responding on the street, which amazed me because I didn’t expect that and there’s so much solidarity out there that I didn’t know existed in Naples,” said Judith.

Collier Freedom is the group who organized the Women's March. For more information: CLICK HERE