On the first day of President Donald Trump's presidency, hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Washington D.C. to protest for the rights of women, minorities, and immigrants.
We are women, hear us roar!
Immigrants are not the enemy!
The protest happened due to people being saddened and angered by his treatment towards women. The idea of holding a Women's March emerged on Facebook when a Hawaiian woman named Teresa Shook suggested the idea.
We should hold a Women's March!
Around 200,000 people were expected to attend the march, but around 500,000 people showed up. The day of the Women's March was the second busiest day in Washington D.C. subway system history (about 1,001,613 trips).
The subway was so crowded today because of the Women's March!
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Subjects voiced in the protest include women's rights, reproductive rights, criminal justice, defense of the environment, the rights of immigrants, gay and transgender rights, rights for the disabled, and rights for Muslims.
Hate has no home here
LGBT Rights are Human Rights
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One activity that people in Washington D.C. participated in during the march was laying protest signs at gates set up several feet away from the White House.
We should leave our signs near the White House!
Yeah let's do it!
On the same day as the Women's March in Washington D.C., similar marches were held statewide and internationally, with all 50 states and more than 30 other countries participating (4.1 million people in the U.S. and 300,000 people worldwide).