Women’s March in Washington against Trump administration

World Today

Many thousands have gathered for Women’s march events in not just the United States, but across the globe.

Washington is hosting one of over 200 protests in major U.S. cities against President Donald Trump’s policies and in support of the “MeToo” movement. CGTN’s Toby Muse reports.

One year after tens of thousands of people turned out to protest the election of U.S. President Donald Trump, many were back at it again across the country.

The turnout for the 2018 Women’s March was not as large in some places like Washington, D.C. but there were still plenty of people voicing opposition to the Trump administration.

In Palm Beach, Florida near the president’s estate, and in other cities including, New York, Chicago, Denver and San Francisco, women and men marched to voice their rejection of Trump’s policies.

In Washington, thousands gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Many in the crowd carried creative signs. There was a common message that Trump needs to leave the White House.

Women also protested in support of the so-called “MeToo” movement, where women have come forward with accusations of sexual abuse and harassment in the workplace.

It was a jovial mood there, a carnival atmosphere. But it also showed how polarized America is, with the women refusing to accept Trump as their president.

Many in the crowd were looking ahead to congressional elections later this year. The question was whether these marches can translate into votes against Trump in the voting booth.