A full year after the inauguration of of Donald Trump as president, the Women’s March seems to have gained momentum. Hundreds of thousands of women and men turned out in cities all around the country and the world on Saturday and on Sunday in support of women’s rights, equal rights and in protest of the U.S. president and sexism he embodies. In Los Angeles, an estimated 600,000 took to the streets, according to a tweet from the city’s mayor, Eric Garcetti, who also shared a photo of a massive gather in downtown L.A. Large crowds also turned out in Washington, D.C., the site of the flagship march last year, and New York City and Philadelphia, among other, saw big turnout. Above, watch an ABC News report on the marches, and below see Garcetti’s tweet along with a tweet by Trump, who acknowledged the many people protesting him with a call for women to “celebrate the historic milestones” of the first year of his presidency. Yeah, OK — that’s exactly what was happening out there.
— Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA) January 20, 2018
Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March. Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months. Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 20, 2018