A March to Remember

Mia Lewis, Staff Writer

On January 21, millions of people had swarmed the streets in various cities and countries to protest against Donald Trump’s inauguration. While many women and men had worn pink hats to show their support for women’s rights and civil rights, others had joined the march to demonstrate their disapproval against Trump’s presidency. Some locations that these marches took place included New York, Philadelphia, Paris, and of course the nation’s capital. In fact, city officials had estimated there had been close to or even more than 500,000 people at the Washington rally alone.

At the Women’s Rights marches, appearances of famous celebrities, women right’s activists, a large number of female senators, and other influential politicians had all participated in the protest by delivering heartfelt speeches that moved many. Gloria Steinem had made some powerful statements throughout the march by stating, “This is the upside of the downside. This is an outpouring of energy and true democracy like I have never seen in my very long life. It is wide in age. It is deep in diversity.”

The large gathering of people from all over had come together at these marches to fight for a common cause. While many people fear Trump’s presidency, on that day, thousands were speaking their mind by standing up to protect their rights as individuals.

At the rallies, there had also been some Hillary Clinton supporters who created homemade signs to show their continued loyalty. Although Clinton was not physically present at any of the protests, she did post a tweet that thanked those who were speaking out for women’s rights and went on to say her famous slogan, “Stronger Together.”

Not only did Washington have an immense crowd of people, but it has been said that in New York there had been a grand total of 100,000 people who diligently marched past Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue.

The election of 2016 will be an election that will never be forgotten. With harsh words being thrown back and forth between Clinton and Trump for months, it is finally over. Now a new battle begins with Americans trying to accept and welcome the new president, Donald Trump.

Although many people are strongly against many of the beliefs and values that Trump has shared with the nation, as citizens of America, people should give Trump a chance before making irrational judgement. With dozens of protests within America and worldwide, it shows that the great challenge that lies ahead for Trump will be to win over millions of non-supporters and believers.