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Published: Fri, January 27, 2017
Business | By Patricia Jimenez

Millions of Women Take a Stand Against Trump the Day After Inauguration

Millions of Women Take a Stand Against Trump the Day After Inauguration

Organizers put the total attendance at affiliated marches at more than 4 million.

Many find this emphasis on positivity both uplifting and inspiring, to be seen as a way to bring people together rather than to divide. He anxious some overseas with his inaugural vow on Friday to put "America first" in his decision-making.

The day after President Donald J. Trump was inaugurated, millions of people marched around the world to show their support for equal rights and to protest the rhetoric Trump used throughout his entire presidential campaign against minority groups.

In Washington D.C. alone, almost half a million demonstrators poured onto the streets, more than tripling the amount of people that made their way to the nation's capital for Trump's inauguration.

About 500 people, some wearing masks and kerchiefs over their faces, marched through the city's downtown, breaking the windows of a Bank of America branch, a McDonald's outlet and a Starbucks shop, all symbols of the American capitalist system.

"Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election!", he wrote on Sunday morning.

Seniors Katie Duane and Jackie Parece at Women's March in Concord, N.H.

Black women since the progressive era have been excluded from any social and economic change that targeted women who were treated unfairly from job wages, health rights, and civil rights.

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Trump has spent the first few days in office taking steps to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, defund Planned Parenthood and has officially ordered a Mexican border wall built. There were other marches in cities around the world. Television and online video host, Tomi Lahren, who was well-known for voting favorably for President Trump, commented on her Twitter regarding the march: "Does anyone know what they're actually protesting?"

Around 2,000 people marched in Vienna, according to estimates by the police and organisers. According to the Washington Post, 275,000 transit rides were clocked by 11 a.m. on Saturday, compared to 193,000 trips taken by the same hour on Inauguration Day.

"I believe that strength is in the numbers, and that we should all come out and not make Trump the new normal", she said.

The protests nationwide highlighted women's causes and protested Trump's presidency.

The Trump administration incorrectly told reporters on Saturday that 1.5 million attended the inauguration, and insisted, without offering any evidence, it was the largest turnout ever.

Many protesters on Saturday wore knitted pink cat-eared "pussy hats", in reference to Trump's claim in the 2005 video that was made public weeks before the election that he grabbed women by the genitals.

"I think it's very oppressive", she said of the march atmosphere.

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