Massive Crowds Join Anti-Trump Protests Worldwide

Venkata Kondubhatla

Washington: Huge crowds gathered in major cities across America and in some big cities worldwide Saturday in protest against Donald Trump on  the first day of his presidency.

A total of roughly one million protesters were estimated to have participated in hundreds of protests organized countrywide to standup for gender equality, women rights, planned parenthood and other issues that feared threatened under Trump’s presidency. Protesters all over, many of them wearing pink caps, proclaimed that they were there to demonstrate their unity against sexism, misogyny and racism.

Cities such as New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Los Angeles, have seen vast crowds, while internationally cities like Sydney, London, Paris and Barcelona have seen fair sizes of crowds marching on the streets with slogans and placards against American President Donald Trump. The huge turnouts have even surprised the organizers.

President Donald Trump did give a speech at the CIA headquarters Saturday afternoon, but hasn’t reacted to the protests. He made no attempts to reach out to the crowds.

Marches for women’s rights dominated the protests. Many have travelled from different parts of the country to participate in the demonstrations in the Capital near the White House. Many celebrities have come out to give speeches, including Ashley Judd, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Moore, and Gloria Steinem.

Democrat Senator from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren gave a forceful speech. “We will not be silent,” she said. “We will fight for what we believe in.”

Actress Ashley Judd said that she was there to be respected. “We are here to beat the nasty,” she said referring to the “nasty” comment Trump made about Hillary Clinton during the election campaign. All the demonstrations took place peacefully without any major incidents.

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