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Women’s March Doesn’t Respect Women Who Don’t Think Like Them

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Women’s March activists participate in a nationwide protest against President Trump’s decision to fill the seat on the Supreme Court before the 2020 election, in Washington, October 17, 2020. (Michael A. McCoy/Reuters)

Over the weekend, Independent Women’s Forum, in partnership with Independent Women’s Voice, planned an event to give voice to all the women who aren’t represented by the Women’s March. We talked to the property authorities to make sure we were following the rules so that we could lawfully gather outside of the Supreme Court. We showed up early on Saturday morning to set up a stage and podium, and set up materials, including face masks, buttons, signs, hand sanitizers, and social distancing spots to guide people to stay safe during the event. We lined up an impressive group of women to share their different perspectives.

We knew other groups were also planning to gather in front of the Supreme Court, with a variety of perspectives and in support of different causes. We’d been informed that the space was first-come-first-serve but were told we needed to be respectful of others. So we showed up early to claim a good space, but were also prepared to make room for others.

When our event kicked off at 1 p.m., it started out smoothly. Tammy Bruce was emceeing the event and she made note of the other groups around us, including the Black Lives Matter crowd that had begun to gather. She noted that we may not agree on everything, but also probably did have some common ground.

The Black Lives Matter crowd began playing music, a man with a mic led chants, and it got louder and louder. That was frustrating — it seemed that their intention was to drown us out — but we kept going in spite of the noise.

During remarks from Hollywood actress Kristy Swanson, who has lost work because she dared to be an independent woman who speaks and thinks for herself, the man at the BLM rally with the mic said, “That wasn’t loud enough, she didn’t stop talking.” As our event was nearing the end, participants in the Women’s March and BLM descended on our space. They were not interested in respecting the rights of those already there. They crowded into where we had gathered, aggressively confronted those there in support of our cause, and displayed signs and swag, a sad proportion of which were profane and vulgar. Displaying such signs and images is their constitutional right, but it was certainly unwelcomed, especially by those who had brought children to the event.

Our speakers tried to carry on, but we realized it was useless. As our last speaker wrapped up, a member of the Women’s March pushed her way onto our stage. Others pushed to the front where we had gathered, many yelling curses at our staff. The whole concept of “social distancing,” which we had worked to respect since we have some higher-risk colleagues who had wanted to attend, was thrown out the

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See the Most Moving Images on Social Media from Saturday’s Women’s March

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On Saturday, the fifth Women’s March took place in D.C. and in hundreds of cities across the U.S.

“We’re holding socially distant actions across the country to send an unmistakable message about the fierce opposition to Trump and his agenda, including his attempt to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat,” the Women’s March website read ahead of the October 17 march.

The day also seemed to be a chance for marchers to pay tribute to the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on September 19. Marchers went past the Supreme Court building, some wearing face masks featuring RBG-inspired lace collars. One large sign displayed over the D.C. March read, “March to honor her seat.”

Many protesters shared their feelings about the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett and what it could mean for Roe v. Wade. Following the Senate hearings for Barrett’s confirmation, many reproductive rights activists have expressed concern over Barrett’s response when questioned about Roe.

“She will undermine our access to reproductive health care, to abortion from voting rights to climate change,” Goss Groves, of the National Women’s Law Center, told crowds in D.C. “She refused to even answer basic questions.”

Although Barrett’s nomination might highlight the fight for Roe in this country, protecting reproductive freedoms has been the underlying message at the Women’s Marches since the first organized even in 2017.

“Our rights are not up for debate, the Center for Reproductive Rights, a sponsor of the march, wrote in a press release then. “We will refuse to go backwards on access to reproductive health care for all women. The Women’s March happening in D.C. and across the U.S. marks the beginning of an unprecedented wave of action and civic participation that will not relent until our rights re respected.”

Here are some of the best social images from yesterday’s national marches.

Lots of tributes to RBG

Someone took the time to bring RBG a gift at her gravesite:

This brother-and-sister pair put together this shout-out to RBG and John Lewis:

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Women’s March in downtown Des Moines speaks out against Trump, Barrett nomination

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A Women’s March in Des Moines joined the national Women’s March in Washington, D.C. — and others across the country — on Saturday to express dissent against President Donald Trump and his nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

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The event started with a moment of screaming, rather than the typical moment of silence, to let out frustrations before marching through downtown Des Moines.

“Just scream away, just go crazy,” one of the Des Moines Women’s March organizers, Hailey Dixon, told a crowd of about 150, including families with children, before they marched from the Pappajohn Sculpture Park to the Neal Smith Federal Building and back.

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Protestors at the Des Moines Women’s March criticized Barrett as a “dangerously conservative” judge that would harm the legacy of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her fight for women’s rights.

“In this weeks’ hearings, Amy Coney Barrett has made it clear that she supports revoking marriage equality rights, she is staunchly anti-abortion, she’s in favor of revoking DACA rights, she calls climate change a controversial topic instead of what it is: A fact,” Dixon said during the event.

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Kalamazoo women’s march honors Ginsburg’s legacy, encourages voters to head to polls

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KALAMAZOO — More than a thousand people braved the chilly temperatures Saturday morning at Bronson Park for the Kalamazoo women’s rally and march in honor of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.



a group of people walking down the street: Protesters march down South Park Street in downtown Kalamazoo, carrying signs and flags as part of the Kalamazoo women's march on Saturday, Oct. 17.


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Protesters march down South Park Street in downtown Kalamazoo, carrying signs and flags as part of the Kalamazoo women’s march on Saturday, Oct. 17.

The second demonstration of its kind in Kalamazoo since January, Saturday’s event coincided with marches held nationwide to celebrate the life and legacy of Ginsburg, ramp up voter enthusiasm and oppose the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

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More than 1,100 people gathered in Bronson Park, according to organizers. Some people brought signs, flags, facemasks and mementos that gave a nod to Ginsburg, who passed away on Sept. 18.

The event was emceed by Kalamazoo County Commissioner Stephanie Moore, who brought Kalamazoo’s DJ Chuck to provide live music and entertainment throughout the afternoon.



a group of people standing in front of a sign: People walk down Michigan Avenue in downtown Kalamazoo as part of the Kalamazoo women's march on Saturday, Oct. 17.


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People walk down Michigan Avenue in downtown Kalamazoo as part of the Kalamazoo women’s march on Saturday, Oct. 17.

Organizers said the death of Ginsburg, a leading litigator of women’s rights and an icon to advocates, and the subsequent nomination by President Trump to replace Ginsburg’s seat with Barrett, was the catalyst for Saturday’s event.

Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill have debated whether or not the president should make a nomination so close to an election. A similar debate happened in 2016 when the Republican-led Senate blocked then-President Barack Obama’s nomination.

Joe “Annie” Morgan, the organizer behind Kalamazoo’s march Saturday said Republicans in the US Senate should let the people have a say in who they want to replace Ginsburg in the Supreme Court.

“The GOP trying to nominate Amy Barrett three weeks before an election, I mean c’mon— you want to talk about packing the court, that’s exactly what Republicans are doing,” Morgan said.

Morgan and others who took the stage stressed the march meant more than just a vocal opposition to Barrett’s confirmation to the US Supreme Court, which the Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on Oct. 22, but an opposition of everyone who they say is working against civil rights, the rights of women, and members of the LGBTQ+ communities.



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Marchers begin walking down South Park Street carrying the women’s march sign.

“The most important thing we can do is vote,” said Diane Melvin, director of religious education at People’s Church in Kalamazoo. “It is time for us to rise up together for equity and justice — the time is right for change. We need to envision the type of world we want to live in, a community that regards all people regardless of gender, their gender identity, who they love or the color of their skin,” Melvin said.



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Baltimore Women’s March pushes message of ‘dissent’ ahead of presidential election

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In the final days of a historic election season, young women linked arms Saturday with their mothers and matriarchs for the 2020 Women’s March through downtown Baltimore.



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Kori Christian, left, and Arrion carry a sign together outside of City Hall. The 2020 Baltimore Women’s March began outside of the U.S. District Courthouse and moved through downtown to City Hall. 10-17-2020

About 200 people gathered outside the federal courthouse in the 100 block of W. Lombard St. for the event, which has been held annually for about three years. Conceived during the presidency of Republican Donald J. Trump, the progressive grassroots movement has transitioned its battle cry of “resist” in 2017 to “dissent” in 2020 — emphasizing the role of women voters in the Nov. 3 election.



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Morgan Stankiewicz and Karla Rivas hold signs and listen to the speakers outside of City Hall. The 2020 Baltimore Women’s March began outside of the U.S. District Courthouse and moved through downtown to City Hall. 10-17-2020

Organizers of the Baltimore event included representatives of Baltimore Women United, NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland and Planned Parenthood.

Women United co-chair Odette Ramos said organizers had three messages for the community Saturday: make a plan to vote, tell U.S. senators to delay any confirmations to the U.S. Supreme Court until after the January presidential inauguration, and volunteer to place phone calls to swing states leading up to the general election.



a man holding a microphone: Giuliana Valencia-Banks, of Baltimore Women United, speaks to the crowd outside of City Hall. The 2020 Baltimore Women's March began outside of the U.S. District Courthouse and moved through downtown to City Hall. 10-17-2020


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Giuliana Valencia-Banks, of Baltimore Women United, speaks to the crowd outside of City Hall. The 2020 Baltimore Women’s March began outside of the U.S. District Courthouse and moved through downtown to City Hall. 10-17-2020

Other women’s marches were held Saturday in dozens of U.S. cities, including Washington, New York and San Francisco.

The Baltimore event attracted dozens of women spanning multiple generations, some of who said they marched for their mothers or daughters. Some wore pink, knit hats and held homemade signs stating “Make America better” and “Not voting is not a protest, it’s surrender.”

Ramos wore a black mask with a white fringe — an homage to the signature lace collars worn by the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — that she said her mother made for her.

Young women, in particular, represented a significant portion of those in attendance.

Elizabeth Polydefkis spent her 18th birthday Saturday marching alongside her mom to City Hall. The act of protest was “empowering,” she said.

“I’m scared for our democracy with Trump,” Polydefkis said. “Women have worked really hard for their rights. I’ve seen a lot of that work eroded in the past four years.”



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A woman with a sign sits and listens to the speakers. The 2020 Baltimore Women’s March began outside of the U.S. District Courthouse and moved through downtown to City Hall. 10-17-2020

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Women’s march in Ann Arbor encourages people to vote, empower women

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ANN ARBOR, MI — Dozens of people gathered at the University of Michigan Diag Saturday afternoon in an effort to encourage people to vote in the November election.



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Dozens of women filled the University of Michigan Diag on Saturday, Oct. 17, for a women’s march that encouraged people to vote in the November election.

Nationwide, thousands rallied Saturday to urge people to elevate their voices and encourage people to vote in the Nov. 3 election. In Michigan, there were also marches held in Battle Creek, Flint, Kalamazoo and Petoskey.

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Ann Arbor event organizers Kristina Oberly, Alison Todak and Rachel Phillips said there was nothing organized in Ann Arbor, and they took it upon themselves to create the event, which included speeches from U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn; State Rep. Donna Lasinski, D-Scio Township; Washtenaw County Commissioner Shannon Beeman; and State Rep. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor.

Oberly, Todak and Phillips created Shine & Rise, an organization supporting women and underrepresented groups working at tech companies in southeastern Michigan, and the march helped amplify the organization’s mission.

“We see this march as an extension of that mission, to be able to elevate and amplify women’s voices and make sure that all women’s voices are heard, but also that everyone’s voice is heard and everyone’s vote is counted in this election,” Oberly said.

On the Diag, women held signs with various messages about women’s reproductive rights, health care and empowering both women and men to vote. Many, including Warren, also carried envelopes with their ballots as the group marched to Ann Arbor City Hall after listening to speakers.

Giving people options to vote is one of the many reasons the group organized the march, Todak said.

“We want to make sure that the voter’s rights are upheld, and that we’re not suppressing the vote, eliminating options to vote,” Todak said.

Ann Arbor residents Bailey Reale and Beth Bodiya saw the march as an opportunity to stand up for what they believe in right in their own community. Bodiya added that people might not realize how much effort went into getting the rights that women have today.

“If we can help to show how important they are and how we can continue to work for them for the next generation and our current generation, it’s really important,” Bodiya said.

Voting in general is one of the most important things citizens can do and is more important than ever in the upcoming November election, Reale said. The duo were marching for all rights for women, but the two main topics were women’s reproductive rights and representation in government.

It was important for Bodiya to see female leaders like Dingell, Lasinski, Beeman and Warren in attendance, especially for aspiring future leaders.

“When you see people like you in a position of power and influence, that matters,” Bodiya said.

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Washington flooded with Women’s March protesters ahead of Barrett confirmation vote

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Women’s March protestors flooded the streets in Washington, D.C., on Saturday to demonstrate against the Trump administration and its decision to appoint Judge Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettRepublicans increasingly seek distance from Trump Overnight Health Care: Pfizer could apply for vaccine authorization by late November | State health officials say they need .4B for vaccination effort | CDC: Blacks, Hispanics dying of COVID-19 at disproportionately high rates Major abortion rights group calls for Democrats to replace Feinstein on Judiciary Committee MORE to the Supreme Court. 

Saturday’s march is a separate series of localized protests organized by the Women’s March, which gathered this year in January. The annual demonstration began in Washington and around the country following Trump’s inauguration in 2017. 

Around 11 a.m. local time Saturday, several hundred people assembled at Freedom Plaza before a noon rally. Rallygoers in Washington, D.C., were required to wear a mask or face covering and practice social distancing amid the pandemic. In addition several events to commemorate the demonstrations were also held virtually. 

Speakers and participants at the rally urged women to vote and call members of Congress to suspend the Supreme Court confirmation process, the Washington Post reported. 

Protesters gathered throughout the day in the nation’s capitol bringing signs and costumes.

A group of approximately a dozen women dressed in red dresses and white bonnets attended the protest. Their garb mirrors Margaret Atwood’s dystopian classic “The Handmaid’s Tale” and the women protested with signs hanging from their necks with the words “Trump Pence OUT NOW!”

Washington Post reporter Rebecca Tan shared photos of two smaller rallygoers, 7-year-old twins Harriet and Myles, who attended the march in Washington, D.C., dressed as the late Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgDemocrats see cash floodgates open ahead of Election Day The 2016 and 2020 Senate votes are about the same thing: constitutionalist judges Supreme Court battle turns into 2020 proxy war MORE and longtime Rep. John LewisJohn LewisHBCU in Alabama renames hall named after KKK leader Cedric Richmond’s next move: ‘Sky’s the limit’ if Biden wins Amy Coney Barrett hearing reveals Senate’s misplaced priorities MORE (D-Ga.). 

 

Ginsburg died last month after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Following her death, Trump announced that he would move to fill the seat vacated by the liberal justice on the Supreme Court. The decision has outraged Democrats who argue that the next justice should be chosen by whoever wins the Nov. 3 election. 

Barrett, Trump’s nominee, would give the court a 6-3 conservative super majority. Democrats worry that with Barrett’s appointment, Republicans will be able to overturn Roe v. Wade, a decision that has become a focal point during this election cycle. 

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Women’s March demonstrators take over Boston streets chanting ‘Vote Him Out’

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Chanting “My Body My Choice,” and “Vote Him Out,” roughly 1,000 demonstrators took over the streets around Boston Common in a show of resistance to President Trump, one of more than 400 such events staged in all 50 states on Saturday.

The demonstrations were planned by the Women’s March organization that staged marches around the world the day after Trump’s inauguration to protest the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett and to rally voter opposition to Trump’s reelection.

“We’re not going to allow the Trump administration to decide who has equal rights and who doesn’t,” Siobhan Reidy, the lead organizer of the event, told demonstrators gathered across the street from the State House before the march. “We are here today to tell the temporary occupant of the White House that his sham of a nomination process is not supported by the American people.”

Starr Felder was in the crowd at a women's rally on Boston Common.
Starr Felder was in the crowd at a women’s rally on Boston Common.Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Reidy pointed to liberal concerns that, with the addition of Barrett, a more conservative Supreme Court may overturn the rulings that legalized abortion and same-sex marriage, and may not uphold the Affordable Care Act instituted by President Obama.

“We are here to tell Amy Coney Barrett that Roe v. Wade, Obergefell v. Hodges and the ACA are settled law, and she will not take that away from us,” Reidy said.

“Tell them that we refuse to be handmaids,” she added.

Toiell Washington, of Black Boston, led the crowd in a call-and-response chant saying, “I will protect Black women. I will support women. I will believe Black women.”

And speaker Rosario Ubiera-Minaya used a cheeky reminder of the president’s preelection comments about women captured by Access Hollywood when she urged demonstrators from the Boston Common steps: “Let’s amplify our voices. Let’s grab him by the ballot.”

With polls indicating a gaping gender divide in the Nov. 3 election between Trump and Democratic nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, women’s votes will be key to defeating Trump, Rachel O’Leary Carmona, Women’s March executive director, said in an interview. One recent poll found Biden’s lead over Trump to be 59 percent to 36 percent among women, the widest margin for a presidential candidate in exit polls since 1976.

“They’re about to learn what happens when you subvert the will of the people, when you come for women and when you come for democracy itself,” said O’Leary Carmona.

O’Leary Carmona called Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic “mind-blowingly incompetent.”

“By any kind of measure, we are sicker, we are poorer, we are unhappier than we were four years ago,” O’Leary Carmona said. “Oftentimes we talk about, are we thriving or are we surviving? I would say we’re not even surviving at this point.”

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A person with their sign at a women’s rally on Boston Common.Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

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4th annual Women’s March draws protesters across the country

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Thousands of protesters took part in women’s marches on Saturday, with a main event in Washington, D.C., and sister marches taking place across the country.



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With the U.S Capitol in the background, demonstrators march on Pennsylvania Av. during the Women’s March in Washington, Oct. 17, 2020.

Organizers had anticipated 116,000 in-person and virtual participants. They said tens of thousands showed up at what turned out to be 438 #CountonUs marches across all 50 states.

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Actions were planned in key swing states including “a march for Black lives lost in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,” a “Feminist Icon Costume Party in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,” and a “golf cart parade at The Villages, Florida,” according to organizers.

Women’s march protests have taken place every year since the first drew more than a million to various locations the day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

This year’s goal was to ensure that the 1.25 million women on the organization’s list vote and bring three friends.

“Women showed up in force on day 1 of Trump’s presidency for the first Women’s March, and now we’re mobilizing to finish what we started,” Rachel O’Leary Carmona, the executive director of Women’s March said in a statement. “Trump’s presidency began with women taking to the streets, and that’s how it’s going to end.”

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With the U.S Capitol in the background, demonstrators march on Pennsylvania Av. during the Women’s March in Washington, Oct. 17, 2020.



a group of people standing in front of a crowd: People take part in the 2020 Women's March next to the New York Stock Exchange in New York City, Oct. 17, 2020.


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People take part in the 2020 Women’s March next to the New York Stock Exchange in New York City, Oct. 17, 2020.



a group of people standing in front of a crowd: People march during the Women's March in downtown Chicago, Oct. 17, 2020.


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People march during the Women’s March in downtown Chicago, Oct. 17, 2020.



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People take part in a Power Together Women’s March, Oct. 17, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn.



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Dressed as handmaids, protesters attend the Women’s March at Freedom Plaza on Oct. 17, 2020, in Washington.



a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Demonstrators rally during the Women's March at Freedom Plaza, Oct. 17, 2020, in Washington.


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Demonstrators rally during the Women’s March at Freedom Plaza, Oct. 17, 2020, in Washington.



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A woman wears a face mask with images of late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as people take part in the 2020 Women’s March at Washington Square park in New York City, Oct. 17, 2020.



a group of people standing in front of a crowd: People participate in a nationwide Women's March in honor of the late late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the 2020 election, in Washington, Oct. 17, 2020.


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People participate in a nationwide Women’s March in honor of the late late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the 2020 election, in Washington, Oct. 17, 2020.



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People rally during the Women’s March at Freedom Plaza, Oct. 17, 2020, in Washington.



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Demonstrators gather to take part in the nationwide Women’s March on Oct. 17, 2020, at Freedom Plaza in Washington.



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People gather for the Women’s March in Freedom Plaza, in Washington, Oct. 17, 2020.

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Protesters gather at Freedom Plaza for Washington’s women’s march