Rally goers 'Rise and Roar' in NYC as part of Women's March

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of people braved chilly, snowy conditions in New York City on Saturday as part of the Women's March rallies nationwide.

The fourth annual marches focused on issues including climate change, reproductive rights, pay equity, immigration reform and LGBTQ rights.

“Today, we will be the change that is needed in this world! Today, we rise into our power!” activist Donna Hylton told a cheering crowd in Foley Square in Manhattan.

People gathered for separate late morning rallies in Foley Square and Columbus Circle in Manhattan, where temperatures were below 30 degrees. Snow began in falling by the afternoon, apparently putting a damper on plans for the two groups to converge in large numbers near Times Square.

The wife of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang also spoke in New York City. She told CNN in an interview aired this week that she was sexually assaulted by an obstetrician while she was pregnant with the couple's first child.

There were marches scheduled Saturday in more than 180 cities.