Around The World, Women's Marches Enter 2nd Day

Women's March Los Angeles

Women's March Los Angeles

A rally touting the message "Power to the Polls" also began in Las Vegas, Nevada, Sunday morning, where activists and members of Congress are expected to speak, with a focus on voter registration.

The number of rally participants worldwide was lower than the millions who took to the streets a year ago, but the "resistance" against Trump still drew hundreds of thousands.

Jennifer Bateman, a drummer in the ResistDANCE group who attended last year's march, said she was so mad about last year's election, she "wanted to hit something", so she picked up a drum.

The Chicago march saw its turnout exceed that of the 2017 march, with 300,000 people estimated to have attended Saturday's event - roughly 50,000 more than past year.

New York's march was one of around 250 events in the U.S and around the world. "They're mystified and amazed that they can affect change in such a quick way".

Tammy Murphy told her story Saturday while speaking at a women's march rally in Morristown. The movements sprang up after a string of scandals involving powerful men in Hollywood, Washington and elsewhere.

Marches both in Canada and overseas are focused on the future.

Pine also referred to the rise of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party that has steadily gained support in recent years.

Women cheer a speaker during the Women's March rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. January 21, 2018.

(CNN) - Thousands of women came together this weekend in cities across the United States to rally for women's rights and mobilize for the 2018 midterm elections.

Kari Whaley, 30, brought her 8-year-old son to Sunday's march in Orlando. He's already receiving backlash from many followers who believe he doesn't understand what the women are marching for. She realized even at that age, that if she projected an image that highlighted her sexuality, she would not be safe - so she cultivated a bookish, "nerdy" persona, she said.

For Frances Olimpo of Toronto, that issue became the welfare of refugees.

The Women's March 2018 took place on the anniversary of Trump's inauguration.

Saturday's march follows what many see as a pivotal year for women's rights, with the rise of the #MeToo and #TimesUp social media campaigns against sexual harassment and misconduct.

She said those sights stayed with her throughout the following year and motivated her to find ways to keep up her activism. She told me she's very concerned about what's going to happen to DACA, the immigration program for young immigrants who were brought here as children and are staying, currently, in the USA illegally - what's going to happen to them.

Tammy Murphy said the attack occurred while she was a sophomore at the University of Virginia.

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