Women's March 2018: Global demonstrations continue into second day
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- More demonstrations in support of female empowerment are planned around the world Sunday, a day after, several of them massive, marked the anniversary of President Trump's inauguration.
Marches are scheduled in cities including Miami, Melbourne and Munich. A rally in Las Vegas will launch an effort to register 1 million voters and target swing states in the midterm elections.
On Saturday, many not only supported women's rights, but also denounced Mr. Trump's views on issues including immigration, abortion and LGBT rights.
The 2017 rally in Washington, D.C., and hundreds of similar marches, created solidarity for those opposing Mr. Trump's views, words and actions. Millions of people around the world marched during last year's rallies. Participants on Saturday talked about the news avalanche of politics and gender issues in the past year. They said they were galvanized by the #MeToo movement, which has been credited as countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct.
Critics of the weekend's marches said the demonstrations were really a protest against Mr. Trump. The president tweeted Saturday that it was a "perfect day" for women to march to celebrate the "economic success and wealth creation" that's happened during his first year in office.
Demonstrators on Saturday denounced Mr. Trump's views with colorful signs and even saltier language.
Oklahoma City protesters chanted "We need a leader, not a creepy tweeter!" One woman donned a T-shirt with the likeness of social justice icon Woody Guthrie, who wrote "This Land Is Your Land."
Members of the group Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women of Seattle burned sage and chanted in front of Seattle's rainy march.
In Richmond, Virginia, the crowd burst into cheers when a woman ran down the middle of the street carrying a pink flag with the word "Resist."
The march in Washington, D.C., on Saturday took on the feel of a political rally when U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, both Democrats, urged women to run for office and vote to oppose Mr. Trump and the Republicans' agenda.
"We march, we run, we vote, we win," Pelosi said, to applause.
People gathered from Montpelier to Milwaukee, from Shreveport to Seneca Falls.
"I think right now with the #MeToo movement, it's even more important to stand for our rights," said Karen Tordivo, who marched in Cleveland with her husband and 6-year-old daughter.
In Palm Beach, Florida, home to Mr. Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, several hundred people gathered carrying anti-Trump signs before marching. A group of women wearing red cloaks and white hats like the characters in the book and TV show "The Handmaid's Tale" marched in formation, their heads bowed.
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