Women's March on Washington Beats Expectations: Half a Million Descend on Mall

Women's March on Washington Beats Expectations: Half a Million Descend on Mall

Women made up the overwhelming majority of the people who emerged whooping and cheering from Washington's Union Station, arriving on jam-packed trains and buses.

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Almost 200 protesters gathered outside of the USA embassy in Manila a burned a US flag with Trump's face and shouted "Dump Trump". "Our dignity, our character, our rights have all been under attack and a platform of hate and division assumed power yesterday", actress and activist America Ferrera told the crowd in Washington.

Many carried homemade signs.

She said that Trump would like us to forget the words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty, "Give me your exhausted, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, and instead take up a credo of hate, fear, and suspicion of one another".

"It's the first time we felt it was vital to march", Knight said. Stay on top of breaking news stories with the ABC11 News App " Jobs that are traditionally filled by a woman are paid much less than jobs that are traditionally filled by a man", said graduate student Blythe Carter. She said despite the lack of invitation, her group still planned to march. "To show him that we count and we will be watching".

Gloria Steinem, the women's liberation icon, took the stage at Saturday's Women's March on Washington, calling on attendees to embrace grassroots organizing.

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"What affects Americans, affects Canadians, it affects us all", she told CBC News. It was woman that gave you Malcolm X. And according to the Bible, it was a woman that gave you Jesus.

"It's letting the world know that America is more than just that". "I am from Chicago and I am really pissed", she said - clarifying that it was not in the Irish sense of the word. Her kids, she said, were marching in D.C.

The mood was festive among the peaceful protesters, but some were cautious about what comes after the pink hats come off. Besides women's rights that include equal pay, abortion rights and healthcare for women, many people are still angry at Trump's rhetoric and lewd comments on women, and that is not going to go away anytime soon.

In the months leading up to the event, the organisers faced intense scrutiny over claims that the name exploited past African-American movements and catered to white women.

Women of colour have known of this permission long before Trump's ascent; women like me need to listen better and learn from them. 1969 anti-Vietnam war march in Washington was attended by an estimated 500,000-600,000. "This outpouring is indicative of just how anxious and concerned and committed people are, and I'm greatly heartened by it", exclaimed U.S. Congressman David Price (D).

Yet women did not vote or protest as a bloc. She said this is as "important as ever".

Marchers at times walked past Trump supporters - many of whom stood along the sidewalks wearing the iconic red "Make America Great Again" hats.