Yesterday, New Yorkers marked the anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration with a female-lead march for residents to speak out against issues concerning abortion, healthcare, and immigration. Protestors gathered on the Upper West Side of Manhattan en masse, holding signs that ranged from serious to joking: “If Hillary was president, we’d be at brunch,” and “Rise and Resist,” for example.
The march, which spanned 20 blocks along Central Park West, was in good company with sister demonstrations held across the world—from Washington D.C. to Rome. Trumps’ travel ban was a hot topic along with the timely #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, and marchers were quick to point out the allegations against the president himself.
Andrea Hagelgans, a senior advisor to Mayor Bill de Blasio, offered the crowd estimate of 200,000, which is still a huge force though approximately half of last year’s 400,000-strong rally.