'This is about equality': Activists take to the streets for Women's March
22 January, 2018, 02:20 | Author: Lamar Ellis
The rallies - which are definitely a little smaller than they were the first time around, but still a massive show of force - took place in rallies in Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and about 250 other cities across the country.
LOS ANGELESHundreds of thousands of women's marchers amassed at parks and city halls throughout California on Saturday to condemn sexual harassment, violence against women and the presidency of Donald Trump.
And true to form, Mr Trump was quick to needle the protesters by urging more women to flood the streets and celebrate the "unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months".
It's been exactly a year since the historic 2017 Women's March, which brought millions out to protest Trump's inauguration, flooding the streets of the nation with pink knitted hats.
Mayor Eric Garcetti estimated 500,000 people were at the rally - one of many being held on the anniversary of Trump's inauguration.
"When the government shuts down, women still march", she said.
"Today we're sending Trump another message, look out your window", Toni Van Pelt, president of the National Organization for Women, told marchers in Washington.
The past year has proven to be a landmark year for women in the fight for gender equality.
Thousands gathered in Washington, D.C., though WUSA9reports the turnout was smaller than last year's 500,000.
Organisers hope to build on the energy felt by Mr Trump's opponents after his surprise election victory in 2016 and channel it into gains for progressive candidates in November's midterm elections, using the theme "Power to the Polls".
Sixteen-year-old Caley Medina said she wanted to spread her activism beyond her high school campus, so she came to the march with her mom and brother.
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"I'd be lying if I said that I'm not dispirited and discouraged over having to march yet again to register our opposition to this disastrous first year of the Trump presidency", said Peggy Taylor, a NY tour guide.
Trump took to Twitter to offer support to the women and all that were participating in women across the country.
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