Women March Against Washington
- 08 Feb 2017
They covered the streets like rain; women — in hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions.
Millions marched in almost 700 cities in the US, and in world capitals.
Millions Against Trump. Millions Against Trumpism.
I’d read that it was planned to follow the bleak and blustering inauguration, but who knew that it would be this vast?
To paraphrase Trump, “It was huuuuugggeee!”
If ever anyone wondered what millions of women thought of the new American president, they answered with a thousand thunderclaps.
From toddlers in strollers, to crones in wheelchairs-and everywhere in between, women poured into the streets of the capital, and in hundreds of cities, to denounce President Trump.
Not since President Bush announced his invasion of Iraq have we seen such sheer spectacle. Seldom have people demonstrated so clearly against an elected politician.
To anyone who saw it, such a sight will not be soon forgotten.
Their signs ran from the silly to the serious, but almost all referenced women’s demands for equal rights and freedom.
They demonstrated, by their incredible numbers, that women are a force to be reckoned with.
Source: Prison Radio
Mumia Abu-Jamal is an internationally celebrated writer and journalist, and a former member of the Black Panther Party. In 1982 he was convicted of the murder of police officer Daniel Faulkner and sentenced to death. His death sentenced was overturned in 2001 and he is now serving a life sentence without parole. There have been documented irregularities and (racial) bias claims surrounding his trial and conviction, and loud demands for a new trial. For more information visit Free Mumia.
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