FILE - This Oct. 17, 2017, file photo shows civil rights leader and activist Tamika Mallory during a news conference in New York. Conflicts over control, inclusivity and alleged anti-Semitism mean that women protesting on the second anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington will have competing demonstrations Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in New York City. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Schism leads to dueling women's march events in NYC

January 18, 2019 - 12:00 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Conflicts over control, inclusivity and alleged anti-Semitism will mean that women protesting on the second anniversary of the Women's March on Washington are faced with competing demonstrations this weekend in New York City.

One procession, a march through midtown Manhattan, is being organized by the Women's March Alliance, a nonprofit group whose leaders are putting on their demonstration for the third straight year.

Another event, a downtown Manhattan rally held at roughly the same time Saturday, is being organized by the New York City chapter of Women's March Inc., the group formed to help organize the 2017 demonstration in Washington, D.C.

Talks aimed at linking the New York City groups didn't go anywhere. And hanging overhead that has been a controversy playing out nationwide, of concerns related to race and religion.

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