Women’s March against Donald Trump’s derogatory comments about women
Washington D.C.: Women across the globe have joined hands in a massive gesture in marching out against the incoming administration in the United States, with Donald Trump’s first full day as the 45th U.S. President. Women from all walks of life streamed into the park to give a strong message against President Trump’s history of derogatory comments about women. Women in pink hats with cat ears – the now universal symbol of anti-Trump sentiment – filled the sidewalks near the metro and Amtrak hub at Union Station, a venue that housed a Trump gala for donors and friends just two nights ago.
According to CNN, thousands swarmed in Washington to join the Women’s March to send a message to Trump “that women’s rights are human rights.” Several celebrities and activities were seen speaking out against Trump and his administration at the march, including America Ferrera and Ashley Judd. The crowds gathered at the National Mall, park in downtown Washington, D.C., seemingly surpassed the numbers present for Trump’s inauguration.
The march has evolved from a Facebook call to a massive organized effort include a schedule of heavyweight activists and attendees including feminist Gloria Steinem, singer Katy Perry, actors America Ferrera, Ashley Judd and Scarlett Johansson.
Meanwhile, Australia was the scene of the first major international march, with thousands joining an anti-Trump protest in downtown Sydney. Protest organizers in New Zealand’s capital, Wellington, said about 700 people turned out there for a women’s march. Marches were also held in Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin. Protesters also joined together to march in Nairobi, Kenya — the African nation that was the home country of former President Barack Obama’s father. Big crowds turned out Saturday in dozens of cities across Europe, with marchers including men, women and children. Protesters who gathered outside one of Rome’s most famous structures, the Pantheon, were seen carrying signs such as “Yes we must” and “Women’s rights are human rights.”
Several demonstrators also took to the streets of Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich and other cities in Germany. In London, large crowds joined a 2-mile march starting outside the U.S. Embassy and ending with a rally in the city’s iconic Trafalgar Square. In Paris, demonstrators gathered near the historic Eiffel Tower before marching through the streets waving flags and banners.