WOMEN’S MARCH 2018: HUGE TURNOUT FOR SECOND YEAR OF PROTESTS

Signs from the Women’s March on Washington 2018. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images.

One year after the first Women’s March stormed Washington D.C., Los Angeles and New York City, thousands of protestors continued to support equal rights at the second annual wave of rallies and marches in major cities across the United States last weekend. Mayor Bill DeBlasio reported a turnout of 200,000 in New York City, and Chicago saw 300,000. Los Angeles boasted a final count of 600,000 and San Francisco 100,000. Women and allies marched with hand-made signs and donned their pink “pussy hats” to protest issues ranging from reproductive rights, sexual assault, immigration and the government’s recent shutdown.

Women’s March 2018 in New York City. Photo by The Untitled Magazine.

Despite the marches’ anti-Trump sentiments, the president took to Twitter to celebrate the demonstrations. “Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March,” he wrote.

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