On Friday, January 20, 2017, history was made with the largest crowd present at a Presidential inauguration as Donald Trump graciously and humbly accepted the position, promising to make America great again – that is, according to Mr. Trump. According to almost everyone else in the world, it was a bit lack-luster and deserved to be so.
In all actuality, history was made the day after, on Saturday, January 21, 2017 when millions of women, children and men came together across the globe to march in solidarity with women and other minorities against the threat that Trump poses to the American people. People took to the streets to protest all that will negatively affect women’s rights, immigrants, Muslims, Blacks, Hispanics, healthcare, climate change research, the rights of Native Americans, LGBTQ rights and so much more.
In all actuality, history was made the day after, on Saturday, January 21, 2017 when millions of women, children and men came together across the globe to march in solidarity with women and other minorities against the threat that Trump poses to the American people.
In the day and a half that he has been President, Trump has already removed traces of some of these active policies and information on the White House website. This precursor to fulfilling his promises during the election has made many angry and anxious toward the next four years.
The Women’s March, however, was a clear and significant show of resistance telling Mr. Trump that he may have won the election, but he certainly didn’t win over the entire country.
The march was a momentous display of the sheer power of determined women that began with the chairwomen who convened with an idea and spread to the nearly 2.9 million supporters in the U.S. alone who marched in solidarity. Together, the world watched as this determination to stand up against bigotry unraveled into what is being reported as the largest march in U.S. history.
In addition to the U.S., dozens of sister marchers occurred across the globe reaching over 60 countries and spanning every continent – including Antarctica. While there is not an exact count, an estimated number of over 2 million supporters marched nationwide.
This, Mr. Trump, is what victory truly looks like.