Women’s March demonstrators gather in hundreds of cities

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Thousands of women in hundreds of cities around the world marched Saturday in the second Women’s March, taking place on the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration.

Photos and videos from social media show crowds of thousands gathered in cities such as Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, New York City, and other places across the United States and around the world.

The marches are largely critical of the president, with supporters in multiple cities heard yelling anti-Trump slogans while marching.

The New York Times also reported marches in Rome, Frankfurt, Germany; Kampala, Uganda and Osaka, Japan.

This year’s marches have been galvanized by the #MeToo movement, which has exposed sexual misconduct, assault and harassment by men at the highest levels of government, the media and entertainment.

Democratic politicians and progressive activists spoke at many marches around the country, including in Washington, D.C., where Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez delivered remarks Saturday afternoon.

“Women are the core of our Democratic Party and the leaders in the resistance against President Trump, Vice President Pence, and the Republican lawmakers across the country who are attacking women’s rights and working families like never before,” Perez said in a statement released by the DNC.

The marches follow the March for Life on Friday. Pence and Trump both spoke for the rally of anti-abortion advocates.

“As people come together today, the DNC, in partnership with a dozen state parties, will be standing side by side with these courageous activists and asking Americans to commit to vote for Democrats in 2018,” Perez said.

— Updated 12:55 p.m.

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