Anti-Trump Marches Heard Around the World
January 20tth was the day President Donald Trump was inaugurated into office. It was a celebration filled with galas, inaugural balls, and the long-held tradition of the inaugural address which serves to inform the citizens of the President’s intentions as a leader, but most importantly attempt to mend the wounds of the oppositions and undivided the divided.
However, Trump’s critics made other plans. On January 20th and the weekend of the inauguration, they took to the streets to rally and protest President Trump’s succession into the Oval Office. Over 2 million people joined in the opposition against President Trump’s ascendancy in more than 60 countries including India, Lebanon, and Peru. Most notably, the Women’s March in Washington magnetized a swarming sea of fierce, ardent women who unfavorably viewed their President –who has bragged about sexually assault and talked about women in the most degrading and shameful way by a President. What you have to realize is the Women’s March that took place in Washington D.C. was not an act of creating “chaos” or “commotion”; it was simply an act of reminding President Trump that “women’s rights are human rights.” President Trump’s unpopularity amongst the women stems from his hasty comment saying, “women should be punished for abortion.” Furthermore, it was not a coincidence that these marches took place on President Trump’s first day in office. Overall, the women participating in the march hoped to remind President Trump that they are united to resist the ideology of everything he stands for.
The Women’s March in Los Angeles was said to be the biggest one to hit the city in a decade. Crowds of Trump’s biggest critics sought the streets to protest carrying picket signs and chanting humorous slogans that bellow the streets of Downtown LA like “Can’t build a wall, hands too small.” Along with passionate demonstrators, the anti-Trump marches included politicians and many actors and musicians who were active in the anti-Trump movement such as pop singer Katy Perry, actor Evan Rachel Wood, comedian Amy Schumer, and famously known for her role as Ugly Betty, America Ferrera, who also serves as chair of the Artist Table at the Women’s March in Washington.
From Washington to Los Angeles to London to Germany, protesters marched to defend basic human rights of women, LGBT, Muslims, immigrants blacks, the disabled and for all.
Ultimately, the marches are to inspire and galvanize those who President Trump has called “rapists,” “drug-dealers,” and out-rightly offended. They came out, made themselves heard and are not backing down anytime soon.
Honestly, President Trump’s agendas and rhetoric has disappointed many of us, but instead of moping and dwelling on the disappointment, the world chooses to respond in the only way we know how in order to vocalize our discontent and dissatisfaction with the establishment – march, rally and protest.