2018 Los Angeles Women's March Draws Thousands Of Supporters

 Women's March

Thousands of people took to the streets in downtown Los Angeles Saturday while participating in the second annual Women’s March in the city and thousands more awaited them at the city hall where the march was to end.

The size of the crowd attending last year’s march greatly exceeded all expectations of event organizers who reported that 750,000. Fire officials did not agree with these numbers and estimated the crowd as more likely to be around 350,000. The organizers of the event expected to see a crowd of about 200,000.

Both the fire and police departments for the city of Los Angeles declined to comment on the estimated crowd size for this year’s march.

Police officials were willing to say however that there are no current threats to the march which is one amongst many that will take place around the nation in response to the one year anniversary of the inauguration of United States President Donald Trump.

A year ago as many 4 million Americans took part in marches around the country.

Marchers in Los Angeles began to assemble at Pershing Square at 8:30 A.M and participants began to march at 10:00 A.M. The march was to end at Grand Park, a location not too far from city hall at 11:00 A.M. Speakers for the event would go onstage at Grand Park at 4:00 P.M. and would include activists, politicians, and celebrities.

A variety of topics were advocated for at last year’s events. These included protection for the environment, rights for women, reform for the criminal justice system, voting rights, access to healthcare, and rights for immigration and the LGBT community.

The event in Los Angeles, as well as others around the country, were scheduled after the main march was organized for Washington D.C. during the Trump inauguration.

President Trump is proving to be perhaps the most polarizing figure in modern political history and has taken aggressive positions on a variety of hot-button issues. And his perceived attitude towards women while on the campaign trail is what ignited the ire of many that champion the cause of female empowerment.

Organizers of the march adamantly express that the march is not a protest but is intended to promote pro-peace and inclusiveness while focusing on the issues that affect the marginalized of our society.

The march is also intended to organize individuals under the pretense that they have power collectively through use of their voting rights.


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