Aerial video shows crowd gathering in Pershing Square for Women's March

Brunilde Fioravanti
Gennaio 23, 2018

A passionate marcher said, "It's ridiculous that we've elected a man to the White House who is an admitted sexual assaulter, he's a racist, he's a homophobe, he's a sexist".

"I am speaking today not just for the Me Toos because I was a 'Me Too, ' but when I raise my hand, I am aware of all the women who are still in silence", she said in a powerful and moving speech. The caps quickly became a symbol of women's empowerment and opposition to the new president in the early days of his administration.

The demonstrations came at a time of reckoning for many men in Hollywood, the media and other industries as women speak out about sexual misconduct and inequity in general.

Other celebrity speakers at the L.A. rally included actress Natalie Portman, who countered criticism that the uprising against sexual harassment and assault is trying to put a puritanical system in place.

Prominent actresses and many commoners used the platform to share their grim stories of sexual abuse and called out to the silent victims to make their voices heard. "We will always support you, stand beside you, so you don't have to stand alone".

The LA walk will be streamed on Facebook Live on the Women's March LA page starting at 11 a.m. PT. "There's power in women fighting for everyone that didn't think they had a voice, and when we do come together it's a truly attractive sort of thing". "We don't agonize, we organise".

Organizers of the march adamantly express that the march is not a protest but is meant to promote pro-peace and inclusiveness while focusing on the issues that affect the marginalized of our society.

Coordinators said inspiration from the 2017 march brought about more women candidates for public office.

Rallies in more than 250 United States cities saw demonstrators denounce Mr Trump's views on immigration, abortion, LGBT and women's rights a year on since he was installed in the White House.

In Richmond, Virginia, the crowd burst into cheers when a woman ran down the middle of the street carrying a pink flag with the word "Resist". "This is the future of America", she said.

Trump dismissed the suggestion that his presidency has been bad for women.

She also urged people to show the "same power in the voting booth this year" ahead of November's mid-term elections. But this has to change, she said, and her new motto is "No more pandering". However, she said she is asking for equal treatment.

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