The Women’s March is back. A year after millions of women took to the streets en masse to protest President Trump’s inauguration, marchers are gathering again this weekend in hundreds of cities across the country and the world, as they try to build on a movement that has only grown in its ambition.
The 2018 Women’s March is in full swing around the country today, and it’s featured some, um, interesting sights.Thousands of protesters turned out on Saturday in New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Rome and hundreds of other cities 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.”
“One year ago, the day after President Trump was sworn into office, something extraordinary happened: We saw the rebirth of the women’s movement when thousands of women and men came together for the #WomensMarch, the single largest global protest in history,” Gillibrand tweeted.
The rallies also come during what has been seen as a pivotal year for women’s rights with the #MeToo and #TimesUp social media effort against sexual harassment and abuse that was born out of a string of scandals in Hollywood, Washington and elsewhere.
President Trump acknowledged the event this way:
Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March. Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months. Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!
Who wants to tell him?
All of the women marching hate you.
The sheer fucking gall of this fucking guy.
Millions of strong women just grabbed you by the pussy.
Dear @realDonaldTrump: Did you write the below tweet or did your attorney?
FYI, the people marching in #WomensMarch2018 are not marching in support of you and your #TrumpShutdown, they are marching against you and your policies.