OLEAN, NY -- A busload of people from the Greater Olean area left the parking lot of the Olean Center Mall shortly after midnight Friday, bound for the nation's capital for the Women's March on Washington.

More than 200,000 people are expected to take part in the march, which is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday.

According to a Women's March on Washington news release, the purpose of the event is “to send a message to all levels of government, including but not limited to the incoming presidential administration, that we stand together in solidarity and we expect elected leaders to act to protect the rights of women, their families and their communities.”