At 430 rallies across the country, mostly women protested Donald Trump’s policies. The latest decisions of the American president in particular caused outrage.
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Thousands of people took part in protests against US President Donald Trump and for women’s rights in the United States on Saturday. In Washington and other cities, women in particular gathered to protest the possible re-election of Trump and his Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett. In the American capital, the participants started their protest march at the White House. Organizers said there were more marches in all states.
More than 100,000 people participated in about 430 meetings and demonstrations across the country, according to organizers.
Protest movement starts in 2017
The protests were inspired by the first Women’s March following Trump’s inauguration in 2017, in which more than three million people took part. This time, however, significantly fewer people came by because of the corona pandemic.
The demo train on its way to the Capitol: Time and time again the pink hats and T-shirts catch the eye: a distinguishing feature of the protest movement. (Source: Jose Luis Magana / AP / dpa)
Also on Saturday, many participants wore the symbol of the Women’s March protest, the so-called pussy hat, as an allusion to Trump’s statement that thanks to his fame, he could grab women at any time. Much like their role model, the late left-liberal judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, many wore white collars. Trump wants to replace Ginsburg with the arch-conservative Barrett ahead of the November 3 presidential election at the Supreme Court.
In New York, about 300 people gathered in Washington Square for one of five demonstrations in the city. “It’s very important to be here and encourage people to vote out Trump and his anti-misogynist policies,” said Yvonne Shackleton, a 47-year-old from Albany, about three hours from New York.
About 300 protesters also gathered in Brooklyn, Ginsburg’s hometown. One held up a sign that said “Ruth sent us.”
Participants who did not want to physically participate in the protests because of the corona pandemic could participate in sending messages to motivate people to vote.