More than two million Americans joined women in a nationwide march movement on Jan.21 to protest Donald Trump’s inauguration, making it the largest one-day protest in U.S. history to date.
— jamie (@dylanohollands) January 21, 2017
Trump’s lewd and insensitive comments about women and minorities that were made during his campaign were not forgotten by the millions of people who protested his swearing into office. Women and minorities alike gathered in major cities across the country to show the newly appointed President that they will not be silenced, and that a united America is a stronger America.
— anna NINA IS BACK (@Iexiepediaz) January 21, 2017
Atlanta, Chicago, New York City, Boston, Denver, and most notably Washington D.C. saw thousands upon thousands of protesters fill the streets. Many took to social media to post photos and videos on chants, speeches, and signs to spread the message.
Here are some highlights.
1. “Still I Rise”
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 21, 2017
Alicia Keys recited Maya Angelou’s poem to emphasize that women rights are human rights.
2. The movement went international
— All Out (@AllOut) January 21, 2017
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3. This is about being heard
— Teen Vogue (@TeenVogue) January 21, 2017
Some protesters even quoted Hillary Clinton’s concession speech from last November.
4. We’re better united as equals
— Billy Bragg (@billybragg) January 21, 2017
5. Her body, her choice.
— ㅤ (@careysdebnam) January 21, 2017
6. Angela Davis’ perfect response
"History cannot be deleted like web pages." – Angela Davis #WomensMarch
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7. We are all inherently the same
You don't have to be female, LGBT, black, latino, muslin or disabled to fight against prejudice. You just have to be human. #WomensMarch
— Nancy D'Santos 🌈 (@Nancy_DSantos) January 21, 2017
8 John Lewis urging people to make change happen
— Colin Jones (@colinjones) January 21, 2017
“Look, we’re fighting for our sisters, for our mothers, for our daughters, for our brothers, for our sons, for those who are not able to stand up and fight for themselves. We have a moral obligation to fight, so never ever lose hope,” Lewis said during the rally.
9. Never underestimate the power of unity
— shauna (@goldengateblond) January 21, 2017
We fell down on Election Day. Today we get up, dust ourselves off and rise again. #WomensMarch
— andy lassner (@andylassner) January 21, 2017