Historic Women’s March Reaches More Than Four Million Around the World

Many Celebrities Also Attended

Women's March in DC
Women's March in DC. Chang W. Lee/The New York Times.

On January 21st, 2017, the day after the inauguration of Donald J. Trump, there have been over four million people protesting in the streets all around the world. Donald Trump’s comments that surfaced saying “grab them by the pussy” have made many women protest because of his sexist comments and rhetoric during the campaign trail.

The Women’s March in Washington D.C. has been estimated to have more than 500,000 people show up to protest Donald Trump’s presidency. The amount of people who went to the Women’s March in Washington D.C. was so high that they were unable to do a march toward the White House.

In Los Angeles, California, over 750,000 people have showed up to protest and participate in the Women’s March. The number of people who showed up to the Los Angeles march is more than the amount of people who showed up to the protest in Washington, D.C.

In Boston, Massachusetts there have been over 100,000 people who decided to show up and participate in the Women’s March. In Chicago, 250,000 people have been estimated to show up, which was so many that it put the safety of the protest in concern. In Seattle, the estimates are around 130,000 people taking part in the protests and Women’s March. In Denver, Colorado, there are estimates that the protests and marches have grown to over 100,000 people.

Many celebrities have decided to take part in the Women’s March on January 21st, to show their support of the resistance against Donald Trump and his sexist comments and rhetoric that he has used during his campaign. Some of the celebrities and politicians that took part are:

  • Zendaya
  • Emma Watson
  • Senator Tammy Duckworth
  • Senator Elizabeth Warren
  • Senator Kamala Harris
  • John Legend
  • Katy Perry
  • Jessica Chastain
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda

This march is not just about protesting Donald Trump, but is about continuing to fight for equality for women and, as Planned Parenthood and Roe v Wade are in danger, the need for protesting and the fight for women’s rights is extremely important. Everyone who participated in the Women’s March on January 21st is a person who is trying to further improve and advance the rights and equality of human beings on Earth! The movement is to try to make a more inclusive society with further improving equality for all and preventing ideas like defunding Planned Parenthood and reversing Roe V Wade from becoming accepted in the public and in Washington.

Written by Sahil Habibi

Sahil Habibi is the host of The Progressive Voice on YouTube, which airs segments dissecting the news daily. Follow Sahil on Twitter @ProgressVoice.

Sahil is a Writer for Progressive Army.

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