On Saturday, millions of people gathered in cities and towns across the world to stand together for human rights and denounce all kinds of prejudice and discrimination.
Men joined women in huge crowds in almost all American states as sister demonstrations also took place in cities across Africa, Asia and Europe.
“We march today for the moral core of this nation, against which our new president is waging a war,” actress America Ferrera told the crowd around Trump’s hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue. “Our dignity, our character, our rights have all been under attack and a platform of hate and division assumed power yesterday. But the president is not America. … We are America and we are here to stay.”
On social media, Women’s march has been the focus of almost everyone; getting more attention than Trump’s inauguration; a strong indication about the American public orientations.
The following tweets give a sense on how the women’s march looked in many cities and what people think of it.
— Mikarov (@YMikarov) January 22, 2017
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 22, 2017
— Billy Baldwin (@BillyBaldwin) January 22, 2017
— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) January 21, 2017
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) January 22, 2017
— RihannaDaily.com (@RihannaDaily) January 22, 2017
— John Moffitt (@JohnRMoffitt) January 22, 2017
— Becky Sauerbrunn (@beckysauerbrunn) January 22, 2017
An explicitly feminist event pitched primarily to women turned out the biggest protest in US history. Pretty remarkable. #WomensMarch
— Sandy Garossino (@Garossino) January 22, 2017
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) January 22, 2017
— Michael Farrell (@mikefarrell) January 22, 2017
Really folks, today's #WomensMarch was at least twice size of Trump Inaugural. Though, we all been told, it's not the size that matters…
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) January 22, 2017
Women are strong to teach their children and to build this world for be better.
They aren't weak.
They are incredible. #WomensMarch
— Fahria Ahmad Fahri (@fahriafahri) January 22, 2017