Women march against Trump and Republicans in major US cities
Thousands of mostly young women in masks rallied on Saturday in Washington DC and other US cities, exhorting voters to oppose Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans in the 3 November elections.
The latest in a series of rallies that began with a massive women’s march the day after Trump’s January 2017 inauguration was playing out during the coronavirus pandemic. Demonstrators were asked to wear face coverings and practice social distancing.
Rachel O’Leary Carmona, executive director of the Women’s March, opened the Washington event by asking people to keep their distance from one another, saying the only superspreader event would be the recent one at the White House.
She talked about the power of women to end Trump’s presidency.
“His presidency began with women marching and now it’s going to end with woman voting. Period,” she said.
“Vote for your daughter’s future”, read one message in the sea of signs carried by demonstrators, who marched through downtown Washington to the supreme court. “Fight like a girl,” said another.
Dozens of rallies were planned from New York to San Francisco to signal opposition to Trump and his policies, especially the push to fill the seat of late supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before election day.
One march was held at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, outside the dormitory where Bader Ginsburg lived as an undergraduate student. In New York City, a demonstrator wearing a Donald Trump mask stood next to a statue of George Washington at Federal ...
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