Women’s March on Washington and LA: ‘We’re in this together’

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Millions of people took to the streets Saturday to speak out against Donald Trump. The Women’s March, with its genesis in Washington DC, led to sister marches around the world and in cities across the US – from Washington DC to Los Angeles.

The march drew a huge crowd, marching peacefully under sunny winter skies.(It was reported that 750,000 people were in downtown LA, however, that number has not been verified.) There were no arrests at what was the largest demonstration many could remember.

Below, scenes from both LA and DC reveal a grassroots missive to stand up to Trump.

Washington DC

Los Angeles

The Metro was crowded as thousands headed to Pershing Square to march in downtown Los Angeles. At a sign making event last week, Cristina Pacheco, a member of an artists’ collective that has been meeting weekly since November 8, said “it’s a moment to say we’re in this together, we see each other and we will not allow things that are hateful, unjust and that are downright wrong to happen on our watch, and in our communities and in our country.”

At Saturday’s march, Angeleno Tina Cook held a “Pussy Grabs Back” sign, wore a “Nasty Woman” t-shirt and told KCRW she was “marching for equality and standing up for what I believe in and exercising my rights, and my voice.”

Angelenos shared photos along the way

Earlier Saturday, the trains were crowded as people worked their way to Pershing Square. But spirits were high.

Photo by Andrea Brody (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

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