Tens of thousands of women, men and children rallied and marched yesterday in Washington, DC, in New York City, New York, in Los Angeles, California and in other cities across the United States (US), in the 2018 Women's March, on the one-year-anniversary of Donald Trump's presidency, in demonstration of a very broad resistance to Trump's polarizing policies.
Thousands of marchers, my family included, turned out at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, on the National Mall in Washington, DC, as we also did last year, to reaffirm resistance to Trump's divisive policies, to highlight the significance of women in society, to decry sexual harassment and to highlight the need for greater voter registration and involvement in 2018.
Similar marches were held in other cities including, Palm Beach, Florida; Chicago, Illinois; Houston, Texas; Richmond, Virginia; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Denver, Colorado; Raleigh, North Carolina; Providence, Rhode Island; Atlanta, Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts and Hartford, Connecticut, with a large rally planned for today in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Yesterday's Women's March was the second annual event. The first event taking place last January on the day after Donald Trump's inauguration. As was the case in 2017, the 2018 march also spanned the globe with women rallies reported in Ottawa, Canada and in Rome, Italy, with planned events today in Paris, France and in London, United Kingdom.
Explicitly, women across the globe have joined in unison to denounce divisiveness and to end the practice of gender inequality and sexual harassment.