Women’s marches draw 2.9 million nationwide

by Paul Henson, ABS-CBN News

 

Millions of people turned up in massive protests in key cities across the United States, a day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. 

A bigger crowd turned up for the Women’s March in Washington DC.

From babies to wheelchair-bound grandmothers, people of all backgrounds joined the movement.

People from other cities — including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, Phoenix, and even in other countries — joined the Women’s March.

For many participants in the march, it’s not just going against the newly-elected President Trump. Marchers are fighting for the protection of the rights of women, LGBT and immigrant communities. 

 They are concerned that Trump’s alleged politics of division and hate will lead to sexism, racism and discrimination in America.

“Dumayo kaming naghirap para magtrabaho rito para maging ligal. Sana naman maintindihan nya yun. Please, President Trump, don’t be so bad. We are ‘nasty women’,” said Fil-Am protestor Liza Sismaet. 

Celebrities like Madonna, Scarlett Johansson, and Alicia Keys, also made their voices heard.

While millions of people joined the Women’s March worldwide, Trump was at the CIA denigrating the media, and insisting that more people attended his inauguration.

“As you know, I have a running war with the media, who are some of the most dishonest people on earth,” Trump said in a press conference.

Women’s March participants believe they have every right to be watchful and vigilant of Trump’s actions as President.

 

 

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