Residents of the United States of America are expected to troop out on Saturday for a second Women’s March opposing President Donald Trump, and calling for voter mobilization ahead of the 2018 mid-term elections.
On January 21, 2017, one day after Trump’s inauguration, more than three million people marched nationwide opposing the president, according to a Washington Post estimate. The flagship rally was held in Washington, echoed in sister protests around the world.
The giant outpouring illustrated the depth of resistance to the Republican billionaire president, whose hardline policies have impacted the rights of women, immigrants and minorities. But the demonstrations were also criticized for being too white and liberal.
This year the spotlight will be in Las Vegas, Nevada, a state which in 2016 voted for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton over Trump and elected the country’s first Latina senator, Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto.
More than 300 towns and cities are organizing anniversary marches and rallies, not all of them affiliated to each other. In New York, 82,000 people have registered as “interested” in attending on the event’s Facebook page.
Source: ( Punch Newspaper )