Women's marches across the globe take over social media

Women's marches across the globe take over social media

Thousands of protesters took to the streets across the United States on Saturday for the second annual Women's March against US President Donald Trump, to coincide with the one-year anniversary of his inauguration.

Activists around the country are marching Saturday, one year since President Donald Trump's inauguration and the Women's March that began a global movement.

Determined not to let the momentum die, protesters once again converged on hundreds of cities - at home and overseas - for the second annual Women's March, seeking to unite in a call for social change but also to channel their fury into voter action.

"What you're seeing one year into the Trump presidency is a growing sense that women don't have a seat at the table", Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan, reporting from a march in Washington, DC, said.

Silvia Kambouridis, an Oakland 8th grader, was at the march for the second year.

A demonstrator holds a "Never Again" sign.

"Sexual harassment has been going on for way too long", she said. A native of Buenos Aires, she said that the Trump administration is eerily familiar. "It's disturbing", she said.

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.

"Hopefully we are going to stop Trump", said Kidnay, of Wheat Ridge, Colo.

The San Francisco Women's March starts at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 20th, at the Civic Center. Other signs supported reproductive, immigration and health care rights. "I'm here for me and for the experience, to feel empowered around all these unbelievable women and people". If true change is to be done, then the positions of office have to be filled with the groups most affected by Trump being in charge.

"Last year, I just felt kind of angry and impassioned". "It's empowering to be at the march". I am so grateful to be a woman, I wouldn't change it for the world. At 10 a.m., participants will march to City Hall, then speakers and performances will continue at the stage on Spring Street until 3 p.m. Many here didn't march past year.

In Rome, the 42-year-old Argento addressed the criticism she received once she spoke up about her abuse.

Thousands of people also attended marches in Cleveland; Richmond, Virginia; Philadelphia; New York; Austin, Texas; and elsewhere.

Numerous activists pointed to a shift in the way women's voices have been heard and acknowledged in the year since the original march. "I also bring him with me every time I vote, so the vote counts for both of us".

She also led the crowd in a "I believe that we will win" chant before leaving the stage. Feldman carried a green sign that said, "Respect Existence or Expect Resistance". She recently died from the illness.

Dallas and Austin saw particularly large turnouts as crowds gathered at similar events around the country.

Trump has denied he made such a comment.

Outside Washington, one of the biggest demonstrations on Saturday unfolded in NY.

The first lady said for years this story remained private. Today's shutdown by the federal government "hopefully adds to the momentum", she added.

Betty Gump, 74, of Walnut Creek, held a sign reading: "Love women, don't grab them".

"Last year it was about hope". "This year I'm ticked off".

"I feel like the country is not what it's supposed to be".

As in several other march locations, the #metoo movement was a strong theme at the gathering.

Although March On's strategy differs from that of Women's March, which organised the iconic Washington protest and remains focused on social justice issues, experts say this is unlikely to undermine the movement's long-term effectiveness.

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