Millions of people in the U.S. and around the world joined Women’s Marches Saturday, January 21, the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. Pink hats and signs flooded the streets — from Washington, St. Paul, Los Angeles and New York to Paris, London and many more cities. As many as 600 marches reportedly took place across the globe.
What began as a simple idea posted on Facebook by a grandmother in Hawaii the day after presidential candidate Hillary Clinton lost the election grew to become a massive global reaction to the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The marches included women, men, and families who marched for various reasons, but seemed to have one underlying theme: to press for equal rights for everyone and reject the agenda set forth by newly elected President Trump.
At the nation’s capital, an estimated 275,000 marchers took to the streets Saturday, bringing together politicians, religious leaders, citizens and celebrities including Alicia Keys and Janelle Monáe, who contributed messages in speech and song. Hillary Clinton did not join the marchers but Tweeted out her approval, stating:
Thanks for standing, speaking & marching for our values @womensmarch. Important as ever. I truly believe we’re always Stronger Together.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 21, 2017
Below see scenes from the Women’s March On Washington from Howard University News Service, and local video from The UpTake. According to St. Paul police, the Women’s March – MN drew an estimated 100,000 marchers.
Go here to view C-Span’s coverage of the Women’s March on Washington in its entirety.
(Video highlights: Women’s March – MN in St. Paul, courtesy of The UpTake’s Bill Sorem):
(Video highlights: Women’s March On Washington courtesy of Howard University News Service):
Thanks to Chelsea Boatwright, Howard University News Service, Bill Sorem and The UpTake for sharing their videos with us.