Activists across the country rallied Wednesday in a National Day of Action to end violence against transgender women of color. Organizers are responding to the rising number of trans women murdered each year. There have been at least seven reported homicides of transgender women in 2017.
Rallies happened in Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., and Winston-Salem, N.C., among other cities. Organizers of the day of action are using the hashtag #ProtectTransWomen. The event is described as a national day of action to "celebrate the lives of black trans women and protect all trans women and femmes."