Thousands of women in Washington, D.C. and in cities across the US and world used the day to advocate for women and human rights issues, which protesters argued would face adversity under the new administration. "Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months".
Hundreds of thousands of men, women and children took to the streets from Washington to Los Angeles to protest the state of women's rights and other issues.
Speakers and marchers condemned GOP-backed Trump administration policies that they consider threaten the rights of women, immigrants and gays.
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Trump himself marked the day with a videotaped speech posted on Twitter that alluded to King's celebrated "I Have a Dream" speech. Trump has said he wants to extend it, but has also tweeted that Democrats aren't serious about getting a deal to extend it.
Hundreds of women's marches are taking place this weekend around the world. She says the march is giving protesters a sense they "still have some power".
"If we're going to sort of change what feminism looks like, its not going to happen because we asked white women to do it", said Mallory in an interview with theGrio.
Michelle Saunders, 41, a software saleswoman from Des Plaines, Illinois, came to the rally with her 14-year-old daughter, Bailey. "And I never thought in a million years that I'd have to be doing this again to bring focus to women's rights".
"I think (our voices) are getting heard louder and louder every day because the people at the grassroots are now talking to the people at the water cooler or the people on the bus", Geyer said.
Some celebrities, including actress Alyssa Milano, who was the one to launch the viral hashtag #MeToo on Twitter, emboldening women to share their experiences of sexual harassment, are among Trump's vocal critics. This year for me, it's about equal status for women.
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Nick Kyrgios kept home hopes alive after surviving through three tiebreaks against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. She next faces fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina , who had a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 win over Katerina Siniakova.
Organizers of Saturday's marches say the #MeToo movement that emerged at the end of a year ago and put a spotlight on sexual harassment and abuse has helped their cause.
FADEL: Since the Women's March in 2017, EMILY's List, an organization that trains progressive women to run for office, says more than 26,000 have signed up to run.
Under the name Power to the Polls, the rallies on Saturday were hailed as the beginning of a new era in female political activism, with organisers hoping to encourage more women to get involved in politics at the local and national level.
"I'm here to protect Canada because it's happening all over the world, a fear, and it's springing from pure ignorance", she said.
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. "This isn't about women or fascism or whatever else you want to blow this into", she said she replied.
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He also sent her a bouquet of gorgeous flowers and a handwritten card, in which you can see his well-known signature. Michelle responded in kind by thanking Obama via Instagram for sending " beautiful flowers " to mark the occasion.
The Women's March on New Jersey is hosted by Action Together New Jersey, Black Lives Matter Morristown, BlueWaveNJ, Communications Workers of America - District One, League of Women Voters of the Morristown Area, Mobilizing Montclair, New Jersey Citizen Action, New Jersey Working Families Alliance, NJ 11th for Change, Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey and Wind of the Spirit.