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.
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.
Packed trains for the #WomensMarchLA. We can’t even get on. Too proud to be annoyed. pic.twitter.com/mhzyEFMnt9
— James Stoteraux (@JStoteraux) January 21, 2017
So proud to be at the #LAWomensMarch today! pic.twitter.com/MEoSkMMVwE
— Zoe Au (@zoeauart) January 21, 2017
#itsasign #lawomensMarch pic.twitter.com/oSqA2exqxi
— @Booth (@Booth) January 21, 2017
Natalie Portman tells women it’s time for a revolution, thanks @POTUS Trump for starting it #womensmarch #womensmarchla #NataliePortman pic.twitter.com/z2RQYbiDd5
— Jenny Hamel (@HamelKCRW) January 22, 2017
a few of my favorite signs today at the #womensmarchla pic.twitter.com/15sZO5WOtO
— miel (@miel) January 21, 2017
This woman was at the Los Angeles march today. It was her birthday- she just turned 101!! #inspiring #womensmarchla pic.twitter.com/Sw0aXFsTyr
— Anne Renton (@CertaintyFilms) January 22, 2017
(Updated: January 25, 2017)