In over 250 cities in the US, hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated on Saturday in the 2018 Women’s March, marking the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Solidarity rallies also occurred in several European cities and additional events are expected to take place on Sunday.
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Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in cities throughout the US on Saturday to protest against US President Donald Trump and his administration on his one-year anniversary in office, a year since a similar march took place in 2017. Sister rallies also took place in several European cities.
The 2018 Women’s March drew crowds that were reported to be well over 120,000 in New York and about 300,000 in Los Angeles. The main protest took place in Washington DC, where thousands gathered at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and some later made their way to the White House. Demonstrators held various signs calling for Trump’s impeachment, reading “lock him up” and “narcissist.”
Trump addressed the rallies on his Twitter account on Saturday. “Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March,” the president said. “Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months. Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!”
The event came amid a US government shutdown that occurred after the Senate failed to pass a bill to extend the government funding until February 16. Additional rallies are expected to take place on Sunday.