Hundreds gather for feminism, against Trump at Montreal Women's March

Elias Hubbard
January 21, 2018

Elsewhere around the US, people congregated in Houston; Richmond, Virginia; and Rhode Island.

Thousands of people across the U.S. have turned out for the second annual round of Women's Marches.

And yet on Twitter, Trump has claimed credit for helping women with a year of "economic success and wealth creation".

"2018 is going to be a great year to get more progressive people elected", said Julie Biel-Claussen, 59, executive director of the McHenry Housing Authority in northwest IL, as she marched through a chilly Chicago morning.

New Jersey's new First Lady publicly joined the #MeToo movement Saturday.

On Saturday, citing a rise in right-wing sentiment and increasing polarization in the USA that led to a government shutdown Friday night, Goldsmith said it was more important than ever to take a stand for human rights and ensure they are preserved in her new home.

Murphy said that the man who attacked her "never faced justice in my case".

She says the man tried to take her clothes off and attempted to put a crab apple in her mouth to silence her.

Speakers at the L.A. rally included Scarlett Johansson, Alfre Woodard, Viola Davis and Eva Longoria.

Portman, an Academy Award victor, talked about feeling sexualized by the entertainment industry from the time her first film, "Leon: The Professional", was released when she was 13 and suggested it's time for "a revolution of desire". "The 2018 midterms start now, today, at this spot in this moment".

In Washington D.C., they called the event the "March on the Polls".

One year after tens of thousands of people turned out to protest the election of U.S. President Donald Trump, many were back at it again across the country.

More than 300 towns and cities had organized anniversary marches and rallies.

Handsome weather all over our great country, a ideal day for all Women to March.

The rallies aim to translate female activism into gains in a broad swathe of state and federal elections later in the year.

Singer Adele shared a photo on Instagram of herself, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lawrence holding placards at a women's march as she issued a "power to the peaceful" rallying cry.

Demonstrators on Saturday denounced Trump's views with colorful signs and even saltier language.

At least one attendee confirmed that the president asked those in the room: "Why do we want all these people from "shithole countries" coming here?"

Flowers with tags that read "We, The Women" during the Women's March on Chicago.

Nationwide demonstrations from NY, to Washington, D.C., to Oklahoma City, to Los Angeles, were planned on the first anniversary of President Trump's inauguration.

"We want to continue the fight to resist this President and the policies we're against", said Sara Piper, 59, a geologist from Reston, Virginia.

People gathered from Montpelier to Milwaukee, from Shreveport to Seneca Falls. American Matthew Kearny, who went to a march in Madison, Wisconsin a year ago, said he felt it was important to show that his country is more than Donald Trump.

The 2017 marches, held the day after Trump's inauguration, are considered the largest-ever mass demonstration in USA history.

She also urged people to show the "same power in the voting booth this year" ahead of November's mid-term elections.

Deanna Santana, 60, of Hamden, Connecticut, a veteran and retired professional in children services, said she came to this year's march to voice her support for immigrants and the right to health care.

Hillary Clinton, who lost out to Mr Trump in the 2016 U.S. election, said the women's marches were "a testament to the power and resilience of women everywhere".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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