Hundreds of thousands of women around America and the world took to the streets for the 2018 Women’s March. This is happening just a year after the first such event was held in opposition to newly elected US President Donald Trump.
Rallies in Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and about 250 other cities were a reprisal of the mass protests that marked the beginning of Mr Trump’s presidency.
In Los Angeles, many of the demonstrators wore pink hats and flocked to the downtown area with signs that read, “Women hold up half the sky,” “Defend Women’s rights,” “The future is female,” and “A new day is on the horizon,” and so on.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti estimated the crowd in the city at 600,000, and said it was largest march in the country.
Despite wave of the protests, Mr Trump said the day was a good opportunity for women to celebrate his time in office.
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,” he tweeted.
Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March. 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 20, 2018
Some Hollywood stars also showed up for the event, including Natalie Portman, Eva Longoria, Olivia Munn, Scarlett Johansson, and Viola Davis, among others.