Los Angeles draws 600K participants to Women’s March
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.
— Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA) January 20, 2018
The gathering included addresses by female voices in Hollywood including Natalie Portman and Viola Davis.
— Circa (@Circa) January 20, 2018
And back at the LA women’s march, Viola Davis is now addressing the crowd https://t.co/Kh2niSEh8E
— Meg Wagner (@megwagner) January 20, 2018
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.
Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March. Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months. Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 20, 2018
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.