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A woman holds a poster during a rally againtst US President-elect Donald Trump in Union Square on November 12, 2016 in New York.

Power in numbers

Women’s March on Washington could be largest protest linked to Trump’s inauguration

By WITW Staff on January 4, 2017

Organizers of the Women’s March on Washington are expecting 200,000 people to attend its protest, which is scheduled to take place on inauguration weekend.

Politico reports that the group applied to obtain a permit application for 200,000 protestors with the National Park Service. The application states that the purpose of the demonstration is “to come together in solidarity to express to the new administration & congress that women’s rights are human rights and our power cannot be ignored.”

According to Chron, the protest is poised to be the largest demonstration associated with the inauguration of Donald Trump. More than 150,000 people have responded to the march’s Facebook page, saying that they plan to attend the event. Some 1,000 buses are scheduled to carry protesters to Washington.

Though organizers insist that the rally is not specifically anti-Trump, many individuals and groups who have joined the protest take direct issue with the President-elect.

“I absolutely despise Donald Trump and everything he stands for,” Manhattan attorney Caroline Rule told Chron.

The march’s central mission is to demand equal rights from a future president who has bragged about grabbing women’s genitals and threatened to revoke Roe v. Wade. But the event has come to encompass other liberal causes, like immigration rights and anti-police brutality.

Read more at Chron and Politico.


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