Sunday, January 22

Women’s March Highlights as Huge Crowds Protest Trump: ‘We’re Not Going Away’

"• Hundreds of thousands of women gathered in Washington on Saturday in a kind of counterinauguration after President Trump took office on Friday. A range of speakers and performers cutting across generational lines rallied near the Capitol before marchers made their way toward the White House.
• They were joined by crowds in cities across the country: In Chicago, the size of a rally so quickly outgrew early estimates that the march that was to follow was canceled for safety. In Manhattan, Fifth Avenue became a river of pink hats, while in downtown Los Angeles, even before the gathering crowd stretched itself out to march, it was more than a quarter mile deep on several streets.
• Begun as a Facebook post just after the election, the march is the start of what organizers hope could be a sustained campaign of protest in a polarized America, unifying demonstrators around issues like reproductive rights, immigration and civil rights. The movement has also encountered divisions.
• The Times had journalists covering the marches in Washington; New York; Boston; Atlanta; Denver; Los Angeles; Phoenix; St. Paul, Minn.; and Key West, Fla. Check out what they posted on Twitter and what readers asked of them live. See photos from marches around the world, too. (All times listed below are local.) ..."
NY Times

Thousands gathered in Montpelier, VT
Scenes From the Women's March on Montpelier
"Thousands of people attended the Women's March in Montpelier Saturday afternoon in a jubilant celebration outside the Statehouse. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) made an appearance and addressed the crowd to thunderous applause. 'Too many women have fought for too many years for equal pay for equal work; we are not going back,' he told those assembled. The massive crowds caused miles-long traffic backups along north and southbound Interstate 89, according to Vermont State Police. Authorities suggested drivers find alternate routes to avoid the gridlock and temporarily closed exit 8 and exit 9. 'Commuters will NOT be able to access Montpelier via the interstate and are advised to find alternate routes of travel until further notice,' police said. ..."
Seven Days

Demonstrators gather for a rally at the Place de Trocadero in Paris in solidarity with supporters
Women's Marches Go Global: Postcards From Protests Around The World
"As the Women's March on Washington has swelled in support, attracting attention and supporters in the lead-up to Saturday's demonstrations, its name has become something of a misnomer. Sister marches have been organized in all 50 states, several U.S. territories and countries around the world. They have tried to express solidarity with the aims of the original march: opposition to President Trump's agenda, and support of women's rights and human rights in general. Given the quirks of time zones, many of those marches kicked off before the event that inspired them. In Sydney, London, New Delhi, and other cities, demonstrators broke out their signs and pink hats before even their compatriots in D.C. could. Straight from NPR and member station reporters on the ground: Here's a glimpse of the marches Saturday — across the country, and around the world. ..."
NPR (Video)

Women's March on Washington draws massive crowds
"Hundreds of thousands of people poured into the US capital on Saturday to march in opposition to President Donald Trump, a day after the Republican took office, as sister demonstrations took place in cities across Africa, Asia and Europe. Women and men of all ages took to the streets of Washington, DC, rallying around issues like women's rights, reproductive rights and immigration. The march was supposed to be along the National Mall, the stretch of parkland that runs from Congress to the White House. But it spilled onto Pennsylvania Avenue, the street where the new president and property tycoon now lives, and where his Washington-based hotel is. ..."
Al Jazeera (Video)

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