Women’s March draws thousands as Trump term enters second year

The Crusader Journal

Women hand out pink hats as people arrive at the Second Annual Women's March in Philadelphia Women hand out pink hats as people arrive at the Second Annual Women’s March in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., January 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jessica Kourkounis

By Ian Simpson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Thousands of protesters turned out across the nation for the second Women’s March on Saturday, marking the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration with rallies aimed at channeling female activism into political gains in elections this year.

The coordinated rallies in Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and about 250 other cities are a reprise of the mass protests that marked the beginning of Trump’s presidency. Sister rallies were also planned in Britain, Japan and other countries.

“We will make our message heard at the polls this fall,” Emily Patton, a rally organizer, told thousands of demonstrators at the Reflecting Pool on Washington’s National Mall. “That is why we are urging people to register to vote today.”

The rallies also…

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Posted on 01/20/2018, in politics, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

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  4. yahtzeebutterfly

    The signs at the march I attended were great and covered so many issues that are important.

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  5. yahtzeebutterfly

    I love a sign that I saw on internet:
    “Today we march; tomorrow we run for office.”

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  6. how wonderful!
    i showed up to support
    over 1000 who came
    out in my small town 🙂

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  7. So incredible! I read that the majority of those who marched were Conservatives. No kidding!

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    • Mindyme,
      I was happy to see so many women come together, but they do seem to be all over the place in why they were marching. I would have liked seeing mothers of NFL players speak and address Trump calling them “bitches” when their sons protest against police using excessive force and wanting them fired. For all the insulting and misogynists things he has said, it appears that the women’s movement omitted the “son of a bitch” rant.

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