At 430 rallies across the country, mostly women protested against Donald Trump’s policies. The last decisions of the US president in particular caused outrage.
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Thousands of people took part in protests against US President Donald Trump and for women’s rights in the United States on Saturday. In Washington and other cities, women in particular gathered to protest the possible re-election of Trump and his Supreme Court candidate, Amy Coney Barrett. In the US capital, the participants started their protest march near the White House. According to the organizers, there were further marches in all states.
According to the organizers, more than 100,000 people took part in around 430 rallies and demonstrations across the country.
Protest movement starts in 2017
The protests were inspired by the first Women’s March after Trump’s inauguration in 2017, when more than three million people took part. This time, however, significantly fewer people came because of the corona pandemic.
The demo train on the way to the Capitol: Again and again, the pink hats and T-shirts catch the eye: a distinguishing feature of the protest movement. (Source: Jose Luis Magana / AP / dpa)
Also on Saturday, many participants wore the symbol of the Women’s March protest, the so-called pussy hat, in allusion to Trump’s statement that thanks to his fame he could grab women at any time. Like their role model, the late left-liberal Supreme Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, many also wore white collars. Trump wants to replace Ginsburg with the arch-conservative Barrett before the presidential election on November 3 at the Supreme Court.
In New York, around 300 people gathered in Washington Square for one of five demonstrations in the city. “It’s really important to be here and encourage people to vote out Trump and his misogynist policies,” said Yvonne Shackleton, a 47-year-old from Albany, about a three-hour drive from New York.
Around 300 demonstrators also gathered in Brooklyn, the birthplace of Ginsburg. One held up a sign that read “Ruth sent us”.
Participants who did not want to physically participate in the protests because of the corona pandemic were able to participate in the sending of messages to motivate people to vote.