Thousands of women march to protest against US president Donald Trump

Updated: Jan 22, 2018, 13:57 IST | Agencies

Hundreds of thousands of women and their male supporters turned out on Saturday for the second Women's March, a nationwide series of protests against US President Donald Trump marking the end of his tumultuous first year in office

People participate in Women's March 2.0 in Seattle, Washington. Pics/AFP
People participate in Women's March 2.0 in Seattle, Washington. Pics/AFP

Hundreds of thousands of women and their male supporters turned out on Saturday for the second Women's March, a nationwide series of protests against US President Donald Trump marking the end of his tumultuous first year in office.

Placards left by Women's March are seen at Lafayette Square across from the White House
Placards left by Women's March are seen at Lafayette Square across from the White House

The coordinated rallies in Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and about 250 other cities featured speakers who blasted Trump for policies that many said hurt women and urged voters to turn out for congressional elections in November. Sister rallies were staged in cities overseas. Trump responded on Twitter by touting what he said were economic gains of the past year that benefited women. "Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March," he wrote, "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!"

05m Number of people who participated in the rally in 2017

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