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Anti-Trump marches draw more than 1 million worldwide
Local march, rally held on Georgia Southern campus
W 012117 WOMENS MARCH 02
About 200 make their way around Sweetheart Circle while participating in Saturday's Women's March on the campus of Georgia Southern University. The march was conducted in concert with the Women's March on Washington and similar demonstrations around the country. Following the march, a rally was held at the rotunda on campus where several speakers advocated for a united front in defending women's rights as well as other marginalized groups.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a global exclamation of defiance and solidarity, more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches in the nation's capital and cities around the world Saturday to send President Donald Trump an emphatic message on his first full day in office that they won't let his agenda go unchallenged.Plenty of men joined in, too, contributing to surprising numbers everywhere from New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles to Mexico City, Paris, Berlin, London, Prague and Sydney. A march in Statesboro on the Georgia Southern University campus drew around 200 as men, women and children marched from Sweetheart Circle to the Rotunda, where singers and speakers rallied the group.The Washington rally alone attracted over 500,000 people by the unofficial estimate of city officials — apparently more than Trump's inauguration drew on Friday.The international outpouring served to underscore the degree to which Trump has unsettled people in both hemispheres."We march today for the moral core of this nation, against which our new president is waging a war," actress America Ferrera told the Washington crowd. "Our dignity, our character, our rights have all been under attack, and a platform of hate and division assumed power yesterday.
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