Saturday, January 21, 2017

4.7 Million Women From Around The World March In Protest Of Trump (PHOTOS)

The day after the inauguration of Donald Trump a grassroots movement of millions of women organized in cities around the world to express their disapproval of him and his new administration.

In Washington D.C., New York, Los Angeles and Chicago to London, Australia, Germany and Paris protesters marched united in their shared belief that women’s rights shouldn’t be ignored and neither should the policies of Donald Trump.

Some 673 marches in all 50 states and 32 countries, in what are being referred to as “sister marches”, are taking place around the world.

It is estimated that more than 4.7 million people protested the first full day of Trump's tenure.

Organizers say the march was intentionally scheduled for the day after the presidential inauguration with the aim of sending a powerful message to the new administration that "Women's rights are human rights." If you recognize that slogan it is because it was coined by Hillary Clinton in 1995, at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing.

The crowds were so large in some cities that marching was nearly impossible. Many estimate that more protesters showed up in Washington D.C. today than for Donald Trump's inauguration.

You be the judge...

Trump's inauguration...

Woman's march today...

From the visuals I'd say there is no contest.

The largest march took place in Washington D.C., as an estimated 600,000 women and men voiced their opposition to Donald Trump’s policies and rhetoric while raising awareness of women’s rights.

In New York City, crowd estimates were pegged at 200,000 as people rallied in and around Dag Hammarskjold Plaza before marching in the streets of Manhattan to Trump Tower.

In Los Angeles Thousands of chanting, sign-toting demonstrators filled downtown starting with a rally in the city’s main downtown park, Pershing Square.

In Chicago, organizers halted the march and rallied at Grant Park instead as crowds swelled to 150,000, although thousands still marched.

In Boston, there were reports of more than 100,000 people marching in Boston Common to call for a resistance. On the West Coast, more than 100,000 crowded the streets of Los Angeles to send a similar message.

In Chicago's Grant Park, tens of thousands gathered for a rally that grew so large that organizers had to halt the short march that was planned through the city's downtown.

In Austin an estimated crowd of 35,000 protesters began flooding the Capitol lawn hours before the noon starting time to call attention to women's rights and to express their disappointment with the election results.

In Phoenix more than 20,000 people gathered outside the Arizona State Capitol laughing, taking selfies with handmade signs and dancing around a drum circle that boomed right by the front door to the state Senate.

They are even marching in Antarctica!

Here are photos of the marches from around America today...



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