Over 500,000 gathered in D.C. to protest Trump
More than half a million people gathered in the nation's capital to march in the Women's March on Washington last Saturday, Jan. 21.
The Women's March on Washington was one of hundreds of marches around the world fighting for women's rights in the face of the new presidency. The marches were organized on Facebook after President Donald Trump was elected and an estimated three million people marched worldwide, including in Washington D.C., New York City, Paris, London, Los Angeles, Berlin, Alaska and Antarctica.
After the rally, participants proceeded to stream out and spread out beyond the planned march route. Hundreds marched down Pennsylvania, and Constitution Avenues. Sophomore Emma O'Driscoll spent hours in the crowd during and after the rally, and was glad to make her voice heard. "I was there to show my support for the movement towards equality for all genders, races, and sexual orientations and I hope the message that was sent was that we will not sit and allow people to be oppressed," O'Driscoll said.
There were a few counter-protesters present at the rally, as well. Small groups of anti-abortion individuals protested the march. They were significantly outnumbered.
The Women's March on Washington was the largest one-day protest in U.S. history, and many Blazers were a part of it.
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