Women's March brings out thousands across United States as Trump tweets in response
Jan 21 2018 by Dustin Murphy
Organizers are predicting thousands of people, including state officials and celebrities, will march to City Hall on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration.
Nationwide demonstrations from NY, to Washington, D.C., to Oklahoma City, to Los Angeles, were planned on the first anniversary of President Trump's inauguration.
"You are the fourth and most powerful branch of government- the people", said Nancy Hedinger, president of the League of Women Voters of New Jersey at the start of the march.
The marches aim to build on the movement launched past year when more than three million people turned out nationwide to voice opposition to Trump.
Jordan said turnout at Saturday's protests was a lot lower compared to past year, when millions of people had gathered in cities around the US. Gallina said her schedule didn't allow her to march last year, but this year she vowed not to miss it. The spotlight has definitely been trained to the women's rights revolution in this past year, and for good reason. Yet many organizers who spoke to the Times said they were not even aware that two main groups existed.
Protesters chant as they arrive in Trafalgar Square during the Women's March on January 21, 2017 in London, England. Numerous women marchers wore their trademark pink hats again and carried signs supporting the resistance. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m.at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m.at Palomar College. In the past year, as the Trump administration took such moves as pulling out of the Paris climate agreement, Dufresne said, she "often felt ashamed and embarrassed about what the U.S.is doing around the world".
Last year's march in Washington sparked debate over inclusion, with some transgender minority women complaining that the event seemed designed for white women born female.
Since the Women's March previous year, some women across the state have been more politically engaged than ever.
Her mother, 44-year-old Karen Tardivo, said she wanted to expose her daughter to the importance of women's rights, especially during the "Me Too" movement surrounding sexual harassment.
"We are with you all the way", Trump told the anti-abortion demonstrators. We also stand with all minorities who face social injustice in our current political climate.
The march also promotes advocacy for immigration reform, healthcare reform, reproductive rights, the natural environment, racial equality, and freedom of religion.
In Halifax, where a primary march took place in the morning, transgender and other activists walked through the event wafting pink smoke over the crowd before congregating at a separate event elsewhere in the city.