Massive Women’s March on Washington Organized Following Trump Inauguration

Tamika Mallory co-chair Women's March on Washington

Tens of thousands of women are set to descend upon the National Mall to protest Trump’s inauguration. The Women’s March on Washington, scheduled for January 21, could be the biggest demonstration against the incoming administration.

What started off as a Facebook post turned into a massive movement. The event’s organizers say the march will allow people to “stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families” while “recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.”

Over a quarter of a million people have expressed interest in attending the march, according to the official Facebook page. Newsweek reports the march is intended to be a stand against the “rhetoric of the past election cycle [which] has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us,” including women, immigrants, Muslims and LGBTQ people.

People are using the hashtag #WhyIMarch to share their reasons for protesting at the march.

The march is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at Independence Avenue and Third Street, S.W., near the National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall and the U.S. Capitol. The march is set to conclude at 5 p.m. For those unable to travel to DC, sister marches have been organized in all 50 states and over 25 countries worldwide.

Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Bob Bland and Carmen Perez are organizing the event. Gloria Steinem and Harry Belafonte are honorary co-chairs. Dozens of human rights organizations are partnering with the march, including Black Girls Rock, Equality Now, the Arab American Association of New York and EMILY’s List, a major resource for women in politics.

For more information, visit the march’s official site.


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