Thousands of Participants Follow Women's March in American Cities

Cold air does not dampen thousands of women crowded the Reflecting Pool located between the Lincoln Memorial and the National Monument in Washington D.C., to follow "Women's March," Saturday (20/1).

Like last year, the participants of "Women's March" mostly wore pink-colored cat-shaped head caps, scarves or scarves of the same color, and carrying protesting posters and sponges. "My Body My Rights" and "I am Not Political Pawn" are some of the posters they carry. Not a few who carry dolls with protest symbols, both on racial equality, protection for immigrants, criticism of some Trump government policies, control of firearms, to the decision to stop some government operations.

The number of demonstrators in the capital city of Washington DC, looks less than similar action in 2017, but it could be because this year's "Women's March" action center was moved to New York City, which has been crowded with more than 150,000 protesters since morning.

A similar action takes place in a number of major cities across America, including Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver in Colorado, Charlotte in North Carolina, major California cities such as Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland, Newark in Delaware, Atlanta in Georgia, Honolulu in Hawaii, and other cities. Las Vegas will be holding this demonstration on Sunday (19/1).

Voice of Women

VOA found Akira, a 24-year-old Japanese blood-demonstrator who has made America a "home, "Said he came because he wanted his voice heard.

"I came here because I am a woman, I am an immigrant, and I want my voice to be heard," said Akira, who came to America with her parents when she was only three years old.

"People may say I Japanese people and I love Japan, but America is "my home," Akira said. He voiced his disappointment at the policies of the American government that wanted to evict immigrants.

"They just want to have a better future. Why do they have to be expelled ?, "said Akira, who excludes the recipients of Suspicions against Illegal Immigrant Children or DACA.

Although not accepting the DACA, Akira claimed to be able to sense the situation that afflicted young immigrants receiving DACA.

"When you see many immigrants threatened to be driven away, this is very sad. Especially if they grow up and grow up here like me, and only know America as the only "home" for us, "said Akira who now lives in Maryland and works as a lawyer.

Similar thing Claire, a citizen of Virginia aged 28 years. Claire came to Washington D.C early in the morning to follow this "Women's March."

"I'm happy to come here and convince myself that I'm not alone. So many people, not just women, have the same views and are ready to fight together, "Claire said. "Do not you feel we have a lot of homework ?. Especially with the current government, we are not going forward, even backwards, "said Claire, an African American who is finishing a master's degree in health.

Trump: "Women's March" Celebrate the Historical Breakthrough

President Donald Trump, Saturday, whistles about "Women's March" by saying, "the weather is very beautiful throughout our great country, which is right for all women to march. Come to celebrate historic breakthroughs, unprecedented economic successes, and prosperity that has occurred in the last 12 months. The lowest female unemployment rate in 18 years! "

Women's Figures Attend in" Women's March "

A number of female characters participated in the" Women's March "in Washington DC, including immigrant activists who were also leaders of the Arizona Dream Coalition, Erika Andiola, the eldest son of the famous boxer Muhammad Ali, Maryum Ali, also known as May May, the President of the Black National Civil Participation National Coalition, Melanie L. Campbell, former Democrat Party faction leader Nancy Pelosi, famous American Ferrera, Ashley Judd, and Scarlett Johansson.

Nancy Pelosi in his speech said demonstrators, especially women, who participated in today's "Women's March", wanted to send a very strong message that "women are ready to fight in elections and occupy decision-making positions, in order to have a more pro-women policy. "He also posted a message on Twitter for them ka who did not have the chance to attend the event.

Women Ready to Fight in Legislative Elections 2018

Fighting for decision-making positions has become a target of many women in America this year.

The Center for American Women and Politics says there are at least 390 women who have registered or will register to become MPs, while 49 other women are ready to fight for seats in the Senate. Among the candidates in the House, 82 percent are not petahana. If these numbers do not change, then being a female candidate in Congress is the largest in American history. Being in a decision-making position is considered an important factor for the achievement of more pro-women policies.

The "Women's March" action also took place in Rome, Italy; Kampala, Uganda; Frankfurt, Germany; and Osaka, Japan. Similar action is also planned to be held in Beijing, China; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Nairobi, Kenya. [em]

Follow US Steps, Israel Officially Quit Exit UNESCO

 The Israeli government has officially declared a withdrawal from the UN cultural and educational body, UNESCO. This assurance was delivered about two months after Israel announced its decision to follow the steps of the United States (US) first out of UNESCO.

As reported by AFP Saturday (30/12/2017), Director General Director General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, said he was officially notified by Israel on Friday (29/12) local time. In the announcement, Israel declared the official exit from UNESCO on December 31, 2018.

Azoulay deplores Israel's decision out of UNESCO which is the Organization of Culture, Scientific and Educational UN.

"I deeply regret this, because in my opinion, only in UNECSO and not beyond, countries can overcome differences in the areas of competence of this organization," he said. [19659004] The United States announced its decision to exit UNESCO on October 12 after accusing the UN agency of anti-Israeli tendencies. At that time, the US assessed the various resolutions issued by UNESCO more favorable to Palestine.

One of them is about the dispute over the cultural heritage places in Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories. The United States and Israel disagreed with UNESCO's decision to establish Hebron and two temples in the heart of the region – the tomb of the Jewish Patriarchs ( Jewish Tomb of the Patriarch ) and the Ibrahim Mosque – as a world heritage site in danger ' Palestinian World Heritage Site in Danger '.

Not only that, last year, UNESCO released a resolution backed by Arab countries that criticized Israeli policies in religious places in East Jerusalem and the Edges West.

Long before that, tensions between Israel and the United States with UNESCO began to emerge since the UN agency controversially recognized Palestine as a 'member state' in 2011. The move was openly opposed by Israel and the United States which affirmed that any recognition of Palestine should await the Middle East peace accord.

The 195 member UNESCO is known to produce a list of ' World Heritage Sites ' the tourists. Israel, which has joined UNESCO since 1949, has 9 places on the list, including the ancient Masad fortress near the Dead Sea.

UNESCO also manages many other scientific, educational and cultural programs including programs to educate people about the Holocaust and promoting intercultural dialogue.

The relationship between Israel and the United States is warming up under the administration of US President Donald Trump. On December 6, Trump announced the official US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The confession was extensively praised by Israel.

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Park Police Officers Have to Follow Horseback Riding

US Park Police or Park Police of America is one of the first law enforcement apparatus in America. Formed in 1791 by George Washington, this unit is in charge of overseeing all parks or land belonging to the federal government. But now only a few officers are still carrying out their duties on horseback, as mandated by the first American president, George Washington.

The graduation day of the American Park Police officers took place after ten weeks of horseback riding. But as with other inauguration ceremonies, the graduation begins with hours of classroom lessons. One of his curriculum was to become familiar with the four-legged partners.

One of the Park Police Officers – Fallon Higgins – said, "These ten weeks are very much a task I do. Clean the cages and horses, learn new things and work together in a team. It is very useful and educational. "

Officer Fallon Higgins graduated with the highest grade in class for classroom lessons, inspection and horseback riding; accompanied by the praise of his commander, Lieutenant Denise Maradiaga.

"The competition is very tight and the difference in numbers they earn is very small, but Fallon really deserves that high rating. I am very proud of him, "he praised.

Before the graduation ceremony, the horses – generally retired and a donation from the racetrack – were ridden for several rounds.

This preparation was performed before they performed some police tactics from the equestrian police unit, a skill that they train for months.

In the real world, these officers and horses are assigned to control the times, but on this occasion they must demonstrate these skills in the presence of the Minister of Home Affairs Ryan Zinke

"Need special skills for horseback riding, having to go through training and participate in the assignment of the equestrian police unit, they are an important element of our law enforcement," said Ryan Zinke.

The Park Police graduates are also an exclusive member of a police school alumni club because this special graduation ceremony takes place only two years. [em/jm]