The 20 Most Powerful Images from the Women's March 2018

Here are some extraordinary statistics tracking the number of women lobbying Congress, running for office, and speaking out against Trump since last year's Women's March.

Separate marches took place in other Bay Area cities such as Walnut Creek and San Jose and in Oakland where 40,000 to 50,000 people marched peacefully from Lake Merritt to Frank Ogawa Plaza, police said.

At least 75,000 were expected to be part of the march, organizers said. On Friday, hundreds of Haitian Americans gathered at the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City and marched into Manhattan and up to Trump Tower to protest Donald Trump's racist remark last week wherein he referred to Haiti - as well as African countries - as a "shithole".

Earlier Saturday, dozens of activists gathered in Rome to denounce violence against women and express support for the #MeToo movement. She now is interested in working for others who are running for office.

In Canada, hundreds of people of all ages hit the streets Saturday morning, including Heather Day in Regina, who marched while pushing her 14-month-old daughter in a stroller.

Actress Scarlett Johansson said women have been "conditioned" to need approval from men and referenced the Time's Up movement against sexual harassment, saying: "For me, moving forward means time's up on the female condition".

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She explained: "I rejected any role that even had a kissing scene, and talked about that choice deliberately in interviews". Alex Empire, 28, said she came to the rally to speak out on sex workers' rights. "Stand up for me, white women".

Baxa said she was motivated to march "by a myriad of things", including a certain "horrific phrase" said by the president. "You have the power in your hands to change history".

Movie stars have joined women's marchers in a get-out-the-vote and empowerment rally at Los Angeles City Hall.

"You don't have to be a militant feminist to become a strong woman". This year, she was in Portland, where she's lived since 1970. "There were many times I felt silenced". The Women's March is an incredibly inspirational event for a lot of people. Women carried signs in the marches emblazoned with phrases such "Feminism is my second favorite "F" word", "Girls just want to have fundamental rights", and "Boys will be good humans".

Like those past year, the movement sparked worldwide marches, as well. Woodard said women can stop what she called "this slide to the bottom" by voting in the mid-term elections.

Marches are scheduled in cities including Miami, Melbourne and Munich. She previously worked as AlterNet's drugs and health editor.


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