2017 January 21

Women’s March Draws Millions World-wide to Protest Trump

 

Millions of people turned out for the Women’s March around the world to protest the in-coming President Donald Trump. The event was officially the Women’s March on Washington. but similar protests occurred in an estimated 408 U.S. Cities and in 168 cities in 81 other countries. It was the largest one-day protest event in American history. The total number of protesters in the U.S. alone was estimated at between 3.5 and 4.6 million people.

The event was originally planned as the Women’s March on Washington, but other protests sprang up spontaneously. The Washington, DC march drew about 500,000 people. Protest marches also occurred in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles (750,000 people), Seattle (an estimated 2 million), Cincinnati, San Francisco, and Atlanta. Internationally, protests occurred in Paris, London, Geneva, with 29 marches in Canada and 20 in Mexico.

Participating organizations included Planned Parenthood, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Amnesty International USA, the National Organization for Women, the American Indian Movement, the AFL-CIO, Moveon.org, the NAACP and many others.

The march inspired protests, including sit-ins, at the offices of many members of Congress in the months that followed.

For more information, go to the official Women’s March web site here.

A follow-up Women’s Convention was held in Detroit on October 27-29, 2017.

 

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