Day After Inauguration
Here and Around the Globe Millions March
Determined to Fight Trump
January 21, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
Time and time again, Trump has made very clear his hatred and utter disregard for the humanity of women. In his inauguration speech, this patriarchal monster didn’t even mention anything at all that had to do with the oppression of women, with the discrimination of half of the population. He said some bullshit about how, “When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.” Then he talked about the “great men and women of our military,” and how “whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag.” (See “Trump and the Actual Reality of Women in the U.S. Military”)
Millions and millions of people deeply fear that Trump and his whole fascist regime—if they are not stopped—will bring down horror on women—and everyone! And for millions of women and men, January 21 was a day to speak out—to challenge the Trump regime around women’s rights, human rights. People came out to express determination to fight for women’s right to abortion/reproductive rights and the need to defend Planned Parenthood. Many came to speak out about immigrant rights, against Trump’s vicious attacks on immigrants and his plan to register Muslims. In DC, singer and actor Janelle Monae concentrated the feelings of many when she talked about police murder and led the crowd in a chant of “Sandra Bland! Say her name!”
Leading up to the day, march organizers listed more than 670 planned events nationwide and in another 70 cities around the world. Estimates are that close to 4 million people people demonstrated in hundreds of cities and towns across the United States and more than 250,000 protested in places in other countries. People came out in large, major cities as well as many, many small cities and towns. People came out in UNPRECEDENTED numbers—which underscores the fact that millions and millions and millions of people really HATE Donald Trump and what his whole regime represents.
The sentiment in the crowds—people of all ages and nationalities, men and women—was reflected in the signs and chants: hatred for Trump; fear that the rights of women and others will be taken away; and determination to fight what the Trump regime will bring down on the people.
“We don’t like that
guy in the White House...we are not kidding”
“Keep your laws off my body”
“I’m here for my future”
“Dump the Trump”
“Hitler is not my president”
“There comes a time when silence is betrayal”
“We’re not going away”
In Washington, DC, 500,000; at least 200,000 in NYC; 250,000 in Chicago; 100,000 in Denver; 125,000 in Boston; more than 500,000 in Los Angeles; over 100,000 in the San Francisco Bay Area; 25,000 in San Jose; 50,000 in Philadelphia; 50,000 in Seattle; 75,000 in Portland, Oregon; 22,000 in Houston; St. Louis; Columbia, South Carolina; Park City, Utah [at the Sundance Film Festival]; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Pittsburgh, PA; Albany, NY; Sacramento/CA; Nashville, TN; Raleigh/NC; Ithaca/NY; San Antonio; Hartford, Connecticut; 20,000 in Phoenix; 15,000 in Cleveland; 60,000 in Atlanta; Juneau, Alaska; and every state in the country.
Demonstrations in solidarity with the DC demonstration took place in every continent in the world, in countries including: Aukland, New Zealand; Nairobi, Kenya; Mexico City; Berlin, Frankfurt, and Munich in Germany; London, Liverpool, and Manchester in UK; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Edinburgh, Scotland; Paris; Barcelona, Spain; Brussels, Belgium; Dublin, Ireland; Budapest, Hungary; Accra, Ghana; Cape Town, South Africa; Prague, Czech Republic; Geneva, Switzerland; Bristol, England; Rome, Italy; Marseille, France; Kolkata, India; Bangkok, Thailand; Sydney, Australia; Melbourne, Australia; Athens, Greece; Florence, Italy; Oslo, Norway.
Sunsara Taylor and RefuseFascism at the Women's March
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Edinburgh, Scotland, Teachers March
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