NationofChange staff, including board member Amanda Mills, joined what is being reported as nearly 750,000 people at the Los Angeles Women’s March Saturday morning.
The march, which started as the Women’s March on Washington and branched off with marches all around the world, is a movement to stand up for equality in celebration of women, especially in the era of Donald Trump.
Marches took place in approximately 600 cities worldwide on all seven continents.
The flagship march in Washington had more than 500,000 participants, while New York City had 200,000, and Chicago had 250,000.
The march in Los Angeles, which is being hailed as the largest in over a decade had participants gathering at Pershing Square around 8 a.m. to march down Hill Street. LAPD estimates the numbers at around 500,000 but organizers of the march believe it to be closer to 750,000. Either way, this massive amount of people altered the originally planned route and jammed several streets in the area.
The crowd chanted “Love Trumps hate,” “This is what democracy looks like” and “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Donald Trump got to go” as they marched.
The mission statement for the march was, “We stand together in solidarity for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.”
We will update with more information as it becomes available.