Thousands of protesters marched in solidarity to raise awareness of women’s rights and other civil rights they fear could be under threat under Donald Trump’s presidency.
The protest called ‘Women’s March on Washington’ held in several other U.S. cities and across the club.
In Washington, some protesters wore white and blue sashes that said “dissent is patriotic.” Many carried signs that said “Women Won’t Back Down.” Others bore placards with more colorful references to Trump: “Nasty Women rock” and “Keep your tiny hands off our rights.”
Protesters have also taken to social media to share images and videos of the protests. See some tweets below:
— SPLC (@splcenter) January 21, 2017
— Nancy D’Santos ? (@Nancy_DSantos) January 21, 2017
Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, John Legend, Zendaya and other celebrities also marched in protest.
— Underground (@UndergroundWGN) January 21, 2017
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) January 21, 2017
Marching with SO many sisters today but my heart is most proud to march with my blood sister, Angela, who has always been my guardian angel. We should all be guardians for each other. I march today because I am not afraid anymore and I hope I can be an example of fearlessness and resilience. I will not let anyone suppress me, silence me or clip my wings. For a long time I misunderstood the true definition of being a feminist, but now that I know, I am empowered! I am indisputably a feminist. I am here today to break the cycle of suppression and inequality. I stand with you all! ❤#whyimarch @womensmarch
Democratic presidential candidate in the November 8 2016 election, Hillary Clinton, also voiced her support for the movement.
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