United States cities gear up for anti-Trump Women's March 2.0

A marcher holds a sign during the Women's March

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Women all across the United States united on Saturday, January 20, to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Women's March and the movement it began in the wake of Donald Trump's presidential election win. "This campaign will mobilize a new group of activists to create accessible power to our voting polls". "She is four, and I am really excited for her to join in marches and for her to have equal opportunity and really get to embrace and celebrate the fact that she's a woman and the world is full of opportunities for her". Among the goals of this year's march are getting more Democrats to run for public office and bolstering voter registration.

The march is one of many similar events scheduled across the country this weekend to mark the anniversary of Trump's inauguration and the massive marches that followed the next day.

Baltimore, Maryland: Baltimore's local CBS affiliate reported that 7,000 people turned out for the city's 2018 march. Indeed, according to the Women's March website, the organization's platform has expanded to include immigrant, worker and disability rights, and environmental justice, among other things. "Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!"

However, there were few Trump supporters at the protest rally in Washington.

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However, amid Trump effigies and placards in colourful language, what stood out was bunch of Sikh volunteers calling people for "free food" In a small clip tweeted by author Simran Jeet Singh, the volunteers were seen handing out rice and vegetable curry to women participating in a protest march in NY. Some of the speakers included Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen.

"Your truth is never more important than now", she asserted.

Many donned pink knit "pussy hats" - a reference to Trump's boast of his license to grope women without repercussions.

"I think a year ago was that watershed moment of President Trump's election", Melbourne organiser Melissa Goffin told AAP. In New York, 82,000 people have registered as "interested" in attending on the event's Facebook page. Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton won the purple state by just two points against Trump in 2016, and the state's embattled Republican senator, Dean Heller, is widely considered the most vulnerable GOP incumbent up for reelection to the body in 2018.

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