The Women's March this year orchestrated to protest Trump inauguration

Emanating from a Facebook post, the number of people who joined in the march to protest against Trump's inauguration surpassed all estimates, reaching over a million.
By Jason Spencer | Jan 23, 2017
Emanating from a Facebook post, the number of people who joined in the march to protest against Trump's inauguration surpassed all estimates, reaching over a million.

The march to Washington was in support of Women's rights. In Washington, an estimated half a million people took to the streets and reports indicate that it was peaceful with no arrests made compared to 230 arrests that were made on Friday during Trump's inauguration.

During the Friday protest done by around 500 people, protesters showed their anger at Trump' inauguration by damaging property and attacking police officers, who were forced to use pepper spray and stun guns to disperse the violent protesters.

The Women's march was peaceful and filled with positivity according to those who took part, "This is not about people doing stupid stuff and getting arrested," said Robin Gilmore, a 56-year-old therapist who drove up from Annapolis, Maryland, on Friday. "The police are cooperating. This couldn't happen without police cooperation."

Some people criticized the March saying that it had taken up too many issues causing confusion but organizers and participants were quick to rebuff the critics saying that was part of building a democratic coalition.

The protests were not confined in DC only as lots of people gathered around the country in solidarity with their DC counterparts according to organizers. An estimated 400,000 people marched in New York City, 250,000 marched in Chicago, over 100,000 marched in Los Angeles, more than 90,000 in St. Paul, Minnesota, and 60,000 turned out in Atlanta among other cities.

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