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Millions protest in Women’s Marches around the U.S.

Intra-continental solidarity.


Samantha Grasso


Posted on Jan 21, 2017   Updated on May 25, 2021, 4:05 am CDT

The Women’s March on Washington, which garnered an estimated half-million people, was just the start of a worldwide movement to protest the presidency of Donald Trump

An estimated 2.6 million people are participating in more than 600 marches worldwide, according to the Women’s March on Washington website. From Antarctica to South Africa and Japan, women and allies have taken the day after Trump’s inauguration to demonstrate and march for women—including trans women, women of color, and other minority groups anticipated to be negatively impacted by the nation’s new leader.

Within the U.S. alone, the day’s marches spanned the East and West Coasts, but also speckled much of the Bible Belt and Midwest, red states that voted for the president.

As many as 50,000 people gathered at the Capitol building in Austin, Texas in protest.

More than 10,000 protesters marched along in New Orleans.

In St. Petersburg, Florida, more than 17,000 registered to attend the Women’s March.

In Des Moines, thousands gathered at the Capitol building against Trump.

In Los Angeles, the Women’s March attendance surpassed even that of Washington D.C., with 750,000 protesters flooding the downtown area.

And to think, this is just the beginning.

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*First Published: Jan 21, 2017, 12:34 pm CST

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