Just a day after Donald Trump was officially sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, more than 1 million women took to streets on various parts of the United States to join the “Women’s March on Washington.” The women’s march has been organised to send a clear message to the “new administration” on important issues including women rights, sexual assault, and LGBTQ rights.
It is being reported that more people showed up to join the protest march than the people who turned up for Donald Trump’s grand inauguration ceremony. Women including children donned their signature pink hats, carried huge banners and made their way to the White House.
The protesters apparently view the new president of United States as a massive threat to women’s rights. Some of them reportedly wore hats with slogans like “pussy hats”, “Grab your own” in a bid to take a jibe at Donald Trump’s offensive “locker room conversation.”
“The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us–women, immigrants of all statuses, those with diverse religious faiths particularly Muslim, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native and Indigenous people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished and survivors of sexual assault. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear,” the organisers said in a statement.
Thousands of Women showed up in Washington Dc alone with thousands gathering in various parts of the world. It has also reportedly become the largest single day protest in recent times.
The organisers had called out to the people who believed that “women rights were human rights” to join the protest.
Donald Trump has been officially sworn in as the 45th president of the United States in a grand ceremony at the US Capitol in Washington DC. Trump took the oath of office after the swearing-in of Vice-President Mike Pence.