What is the women’s march on Washington?
On January 21, the day after the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, tens of thousands of people will descend on the National Mall for the Womenâ€™s March on Washington. Here’s what you need to know about what could be the biggest demonstration against the incoming administration.
Here’s what you need to know about what could be the biggest demonstration against the incoming administration.
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What started as a Facebook page calling for women to show up in D.C. to protest Trumpâ€™s inauguration has morphed into a mass movement in the space of two months. The event’s organizers say the march will allow people to â€śstand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our familiesâ€ť while â€śrecognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.â€ť
A quarter of a million people say they are interested in attending the march, while 177,000 people have marked themselves as “going” on the groupâ€™s official Facebook page. The march is intended to be a stand against the â€śrhetoric of the past election cycle [which] has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us,â€ť including women, immigrants, Muslims and LGBTQ people.
In the lead-up to the march, people are using the hashtag #WhyIMarch to explain their reasons for protesting on January 21.
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