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]