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Los Angeles draws 600K participants to Women’s March

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The Women’s March in Los Angeles drew 600,000 participants on Saturday as women across the country took to the streets in what was largely a protest against President Trump. 

 

 

The gathering included addresses by female voices in Hollywood including Natalie Portman and Viola Davis.

 

 

 

 

The protest was aimed at encouraging women across the country to vote and get involved in the upcoming 2018 midterm elections. 

The marches, which took place on the one-year anniversary of Trump’s inauguration, were largely a rebuke to the Trump administration and Republicans, however, the president issued a tweet acknowledging the march and touting economic success for women under his administration. 

 

 

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

Numerous women from coast to coast came forward to accuse a slew of powerful men of sexual misconduct, leading to the “Me Too” and “Time’s Up” movements. 

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