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Washington Post, Women’s marches: More than one million protesters vow to resist President Trump
By now everyone has seen the images of the Women's March on Washington plus some 600 other cities nationwide as well as globally. Global estimates vary from 2 to 3 million.
This is as close as you can get to a grassroots movement. From the WP:
""What started as a Facebook post by a Hawaii retiree became an unprecedented international rebuke of a new president that packed cities large and small — from London to Los Angeles, Paris to Park City, Utah, Miami to Melbourne, Australia.
"The organizers of the Women’s March on Washington, who originally sought a permit for a gathering of 200,000, said Saturday that as many as half a million people participated."
Equally impressive is no reports of violence or arrests. The marches were peaceful with no pushing or shoving. Totally civil. Women, men, boys and girls, toddlers and babies in strollers, from all ethnicities and races marched together in unity. A sharp contrast from the largely white only poorly attended crowds for the Trump inauguration.
I admit to being highly impressed. They have given me renewed hope that they will be there in 2018 and beyond to stand up for women's rights and minority rights. Up until today I was pessimistic about the future. I feel so much better now.