Women's March in Chicago draws thousands more than last year
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The number of people who attended the Women's March in Chicago on Saturday exceeded the number who took part in the march one year ago this weekend, according to Chicago's ABC affiliate.

Roughly 50,000 more women attended the march this year, which was titled "March to the Polls" bringing the number to 300,000 participants. 

Last year's event drew 250,000 marchers to the Windy City, according to the report.


CNN reported that Los Angeles also had their largest Women's March yet, with 500,000 people joining for the event this year. 

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in cities across the country on Saturday to march for women's rights and protest President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by Boeing — Milley warns of 'Sputnik moment' for China WSJ publishes letter from Trump continuing to allege voter fraud in PA Oath Keeper who was at Capitol on Jan. 6 runs for New Jersey State Assembly MORE's policies and rhetoric on women and minorities.

The nationwide movement comes as Republicans and Democrats prepare to face off in the 2018 midterm elections, and is aimed at encouraging women to vote in November. 

Trump acknowledged the marches in a tweet on Saturday while touting economic successes for women under his administration.

2017 was a landmark year for women in the fight for gender equality.

Women from Hollywood to Capitol Hill came forward to accuse powerful men of sexual misconduct, leading to the "Me Too" and "Time's Up" movements.