Millions Turn Out For Women’s March 2018 [VIDEO]

Crowd estimates are still pouring in from around the country, but it’s clear that millions attended the Women’s March today, perhaps even more than turned out for last year’s historic marches.

The Associated Press reports:

Demonstrators from Los Angeles to New York marched in support of female empowerment and denounced President Donald Trump’s views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights and women’s rights on Saturday, the anniversary of his inauguration.

The 2017 rally in Washington, D.C., and hundreds of similar marches created solidarity for those opposing Trump’s views, words and actions. Millions of people around the world marched during last year’s rallies, and many on Saturday talked about the news avalanche of politics and gender issues in the past year.

In Palm Beach, Florida, home to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, several hundred people gathered carrying anti-Trump signs before marching. A group of women wearing red cloaks and white hats like the characters in the book and TV show “The Handmaid’s Tale” marched in formation, their heads bowed.

Cathy Muldoon, a high school librarian from Dallas, Pennsylvania, took her two teenage daughters to the New York rally and said marching gives people hope. She said this year’s action is set against the backdrop of the Trump presidency, which “turned out to be as scary as we thought it would be.”

Big and loud crowd from Women’s March outside the WH gates pic.twitter.com/H6w2w87L9L

— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 20, 2018

  • Lazycrockett
    • That_Looks_Delicious

      ??? Did you link the wrong tweet? That doesn’t have anything to do with Ari Fleischer or any other Ari.

      • Lazycrockett

        Ari Melber interviewed Arpaio and had to walk him through the fact that if he accepts a pardon he is admitting guilt.

        • That_Looks_Delicious

          Aaaah.

          • Lazycrockett

            and being convicted of a crime doesn’t help your run for the Senate.

        • prixator

          It amazes me that no one informed him of that prior to then.

          It really shouldn’t amaze me anymore because there have been so many incidences involving Trumpanzees where it’s hard to believe anyone could be so stupid or ignorant. But, they were!

  • Michael R
    • DaddyRay

      Wouldn’t that be amazing if that is what got Trump out of the White House

  • Lazycrockett

    Last this this gave me so much hope, This year this gives me so much motivation.

    • DaddyRay

      It certainly helps restore my hope for the United States

  • DaddyRay
    • Natty Enquirer

      That snippy low tenor voice really doesn’t match up to the super-sperm concept.

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        Rick Wilson calls him “Lispy McSteroids”.

      • Rick

        All his manliness gets sent straight to the spermses, therefore, not a lot of manhood left over. Or something.

        • Not manly enough to keep his wife who kicked his freeloading ass to the curb!

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      What is it with Neo Nazi freaks sounding like pissy white trash closet cases who like to say “bro” a lot?

      • xzargo

        Yup, like Tom Cotton and Lindsey Graham.

  • AJayne

    Mirroring the concerns of many POC about the current movement, AP description of today’s marches left out support for POC. I hope that was just an oversight, not the confirmation of their fears that it reads like…

    • Lazycrockett

      MSNBC interviewed many POC throughout the day.

      • AJayne

        AP said, “…marched in support of female empowerment and denounced President Donald Trump’s views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights and women’s rights on Saturday” – I only have local channels on TV, so rely on printed news on the internet – would be very happy to know if marchers also denounced his views on POC – I have no doubt POC support marchers…

    • Zeldacat

      *deleted because of slight overindulgence, but wanting to express full standing with women of all colors and creeds*

  • margaretpoa

    It seems that the resistance is alive and well.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Every. Single. Republican. Gone. This. November.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      They need to be and hopefully the majority of Americans will do their duty.

    • anne marie in philly

      FUCK.YEAH!

  • Sam_Handwich

    YAY!!!!

    ICYMI…..this is from another great speech by a woman today

    https://twitter.com/SenDuckworth/status/954874708742164480

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      OOOOOHHHH SHE WENT THERE…

      …and I’m soooo happy that she did.

      • margaretpoa

        Wait till you get to the part about “Cadet Bone Spurs”.

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          How anyone in the Military can even deign to call him the Commander in Chief is beyond me. Then again, what’s said to his face is, I suspect, not the same as what is said in private.

    • katkelly57

      Thank you Tammy!!!

    • Gretchen

      I love her. She takes badass to new levels.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Called his useless saggy ass out. You go, girl.

    • David L. Caster

      The ladies need to get out and vote, and drag as many like-minded men as they can with them to the polls in November.

    • Bluto

      I love Sen. Duckworth.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I hate how the GOP find it so easy to drag Dem candidates who actually served in the military while blabbing how bone spurs are totally awesome for Dump.

      • DesertSun59

        The GOP has done that sort of thing for DECADES. Those who never served are held up as deities while those who lost limbs for their nation are designated as trash.

    • Nychta

      Go Tammy! In case anyone here doesn’t know her story, she’s standing on prosthetic legs to deliver this statement. She lost her legs when a helicopter she was co-piloting in Iraq was shot down in 2004.

    • OMG I love her SO MUCH!

    • Nic Peterson

      It’s about trucking time. More of this please.

    • Paddycakes2001

      So proud to have her as one of my Senators!

  • Todd20036

    So, who’s the anti semite on the women’s board, or is that just bull shit?

    • margaretpoa

      You should adjust your snark detector.
      Edited: This is definitely not snark. See my comment below.

      • Todd20036

        Not seeing the sarcasm, honestly

        • margaretpoa

          Read the sign. It says “Please note the lack of Nazis at our marches”. The tweeter then uses that to troll the right wing a little bit more.

          • That_Looks_Delicious

            That was a bit too subtle. I didn’t get it either.

          • margaretpoa

            Well, guys, I’m just guessing here myself because I’m neither holding the sign in the photo nor was I tweeting about it but that’s what it seemed like to me.

          • margaretpoa

            Okay, I have an explanation for you. The woman doing the tweeting is referring to a member of the women’s march board, Linda Sarsour, who is an Arab American. She seems to have a kind of personal grudge against her and seems to be waging a campaign to cast her as anti Semitic.

          • That_Looks_Delicious

            Aha. I have heard of Sarsour before, but I haven’t followed the whole story.

          • margaretpoa

            Nor have I but it sounds full of pearl clutching drama.

    • JoeMyGod

      I didn’t notice the author of that Tweet. Have swapped it out for another using the same photo.

      • safari

        There you go, Joe. Checking sources, being all responsible and such.

  • margaretpoa

    Last year this was about Trump. This year it is also about his enablers, without whom he couldn’t have done anywhere near as much damage. The GOP is fully complicit.

  • Leo
    • Todd20036

      Meh. They will vote on Monday, but not negotiate. Same shit, different vote.

      • safari

        How are you holding up?

        • Todd20036

          I’m fine. The PBGC is privately funded, like the post office.

          I not only work as per usual, I get paid as per usual.

          • Randy Left Brooklyn

            You should edit to delete your agency.

          • safari

            I didn’t even know there was such an agency, so I’m glad to hear of it.

          • Randy Left Brooklyn

            There are many federal agencies that are funded through user fees and it is business as usual for them. BTW, even the people who are affected by the shutdown will get paid when they pass a funding bill. There have been many, especially since 2010, and they literally always got paid, often without getting a paycheck late.

            The people furloughed are basically getting a paid vacation, despite all the hand wringing. It makes for TV ratings, and all that happens is that the public gets inconvenienced and foots the bill.

          • safari

            More happens than that. It proves disfunction.

          • Randy Left Brooklyn

            Yes it does.

          • I was in DC during one of the shutdowns. (The Clinton administration one.) It’s not really a vacation. On vacation you can leave town. They can’t. Congress could pass something at 4 am and they’d have to be at work the next morning (the same morning actually). It’s just a bunch of overpaid crybabies fucking up your job for you. Oh, and insulting you and your job while they get paid to fuck things up. Not much of a vacation.

          • Chicken_Flucker

            While I think it is likely to happen, there is no guarantee that furloughed employees will be paid. The legislation has to include a specific provision for that which is then sign by Drumpf.

    • Gustav2

      Now I am pissed, mucking up the Book TV schedule!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    I love how some Trump supporters are trying to convince women that he’s good for them. Fake Christ! At what point do you look out and see an ocean of women and the men who stand with them and not get a clue as to how wrong you are? I know, it’s pretty much a moot point, but seriously!

    • Refugay

      There were tons of families out there today-loved seeing that!

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        EXACTLY! The movement has grown, the tide has indeed changed and finally, FINALLY, we may be seeing the long awaited moment when society and the paradigm shift towards not only equality, but equity. Although I am a man, I was raised by a strong woman who taught me that men and women were deserving of equal justice in life and society. She’s gone now, 2 years, but I get to see this day for her. Momma, it’s happening, it’s really happening.

      • Scott Carpenter

        I don’t know where you were, but I saw many families and men in LA today.

  • Lazycrockett

    So part of this Wall BS that the white house wants includes eliminating 40% of legal immigration.

    • safari

      And criminalizing being a poor immigrant.

  • safari

    Let us take a moment and appreciate the Twitter suggestion to start trending #PresidentKelly.

    • katkelly57

      I’m not running.

      • safari

        Can I quote you on that?

        • katkelly57

          Yes you may, my people will be putting out a press release for confirmation.

    • Lazycrockett

      That was all Joan Walsh’s doing on CNN.

      • safari

        I have no idea. I just like the thought.

  • Blake J Butler

    And millions more than that pro-birth rally yesterday.

  • Leo
  • Leo
  • Blake J Butler
  • Blake J Butler
    • Friday

      Go figure, it’s almost like the Wikileaks ties and trying to primary a Democrat gave that away…..

  • DaddyRay

    Please note how many showed up at these marches despite not being covered by the news leading up to the march

    • David L. Caster

      There is coverage in on the evening newscasts.

    • People still watch news on tv? I guess I spend too much time around millenials. None of them has cable. They read their news online. They didn’t need cable news to make this happen. They needed fired up people to tell all their friends who then told all their friends….

      • leastyebejudged

        Not the point. These actions aren’t so much for us as they are for people sitting on the fence and the far right. If the news of events is suppressed sufficiently, it’s as if they never even occurred.

        The dueling idiot bubbles are the present and clearly the future.

  • safari
    • safari
      • Gretchen

        I haven’t been able to find Knoxville numbers yet, but Nashville is claiming 15k. The Knoxville march was supposed to be protested by white supremacists, and there was an antiabortion march just a mile or so away.

        • safari

          I can say I was there at 8:30 this morning. Driving on I-75. With 9 hours left to go.

          • Gretchen

            Actually, I have erred. Knoxville is apparently not marching until tomorrow. No wonder I couldn’t find out how it went.

  • Leo

    Sarah Kendzior lays waste to Trump on AM Joy. Sorry if AP.

    Devastating and one of the better takedowns I’ve heard in some time @ 1:18.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0zM8tkYEhw

    • safari

      I love Joy. Sometimes I think she’d like to say more, and I hope she finds a media outlet for it.

      • Lars Littlefield

        I like what is becoming her signature sign off expression, “Well, that happened.”

    • Bryan

      The looks by Paul and Malcolm after she called Donald a scumbag!

      Also Sarah makes an interesting distinction in the ability to blackmail Donald for shame vs. power/money when the blackmailable behavior is widely known anyway.

      Also, “spankings and sharks”!

    • Gustav2

      Funny how THIS clip never made it on Mediaite for their trolls to see.

  • AJA

    You go, girls!

    And by “go” I mean to the polls in November! Because none of this means a thing unless we vote!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    While the refrain says men, the sentiment of this song cannot be denied….For today the question is: Can you hear the people sing, singing the song of angry Women…

    https://youtu.be/YL8gH0yELbk

    Listen closely Trump, listen closely Republicans, they are coming for you…

    • safari

      I know, this is great and it makes my heart feel.

      But I also want to say, what I heard from one of the cafeteria matrons in my undergraduate dorm when a peer said, “Look at all this variety on my tray!”: “I see a bunch of shades of white.”

      • safari

        Also, is that Anthony Rapp?

        • Natty Enquirer

          Not unless he attends The King’s Academy Christian school in South Florida.

  • Henry Auvil

    Trump tomorrow: I’m glad the FAKE NEWS media finally ran the pictures of my inauguration crowds!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JCF
  • Leo

    OT. Apparently Slate, backing their argument by citing her rumoured affair with blogger Will Folks prior to the governorship in 2007, is hinting the woman Michael Wolff is citing as currently having an affair with Trump is…Nikki Haley.

    • Natty Enquirer
    • TuuxKabin
      • safari

        I want her to become a Target spokesperson.

        • TuuxKabin

          She makes the rounds. Costco. WalMart. But, yeah. Target appears to be her go to store.

    • SoCalGal20

      Ewwwwww

    • #DJTK5F

      Haley is too old. And too ethnic for Trump.

      Keep your eye on Hope Hicks though.

      • Charlie

        Hope Hicks is my guess as well…

      • clay

        When I look at Melania, and then at Ivanka/Yael/Stormy, I wonder if Trump doesn’t have a Betty/Veronica, a virgin/whore complex going on? He wants his blondes to make himself feel dirty, and his brunettes to make himself feel superior?

        • Frommer_Gast

          Still looking for a consistent pattern in his actions?
          Scienctists …

  • Michael R
  • Lazycrockett

    FYI
    NEW
    NBC
    SNL

  • fuzzybits
    • leastyebejudged

      The original was accurate too.

  • June Gordon
    • safari

      G’Evening June.

      • June Gordon

        Thank you darlin! Just slipped into the ladies at the Burger King to take a huge dump, rinse the cum out of my wig in the sink and tweet about how we need to be more civilized and ever thing!!!!!

        • safari

          It loses something outside of the letters to the editorial pages, dear June.

    • WOW!!!

  • Lazycrockett

    Is anyone getting any nationwide official numbers?

    • DaddyRay

      So far I have seen
      250,000 Chicago
      600,000 Los Angels
      32 (of 65 Residents) Nova Scotia

      • fuzzybits

        The number from Nova Scotia is great.

    • SoCalGal20

      50-60k in Oakland, I think.

    • Gustav2

      An estimated 3,000 turned out Saturday afternoon to make the slushy, mile-long trek down High Street from the Greater Columbus Convention Center to the Statehouse.

  • RichW

    I was at the San Francisco march, and my favorite chant: “We want a leader, not a sleazy Tweeter.”

  • LeeCMH

    As I watch the coverage of the Women’s March, I am elated. I am so proud of the women and men marching today.

    Their demonstration welcomes a positive shift in society.

    Happy, happy, happy!

  • Bluto
    • ahh man! You changed your avatar!

      • Bluto

        Don’t worry, I’m still a twisted pervert.

        • TuuxKabin

          Get back in that booth, in the dark, in the back, I gotta talk wit you. Uh, Big Boy.

        • Whew! At lease one thing hasn’t changed!

    • clay

      She’s 2018? Doesn’t look a day over 62. Either Lazarus didn’t look like I thought, or he wasn’t/isn’t the only “wandering Jew”.

  • andrew

    This is great. The next important marches are to the polls this year.

  • dcurlee

    And trump is so fucking stupid he thinks it’s to praise him

    • Nope — he’s just following the GOP strategy of turning reality 180 degrees.

  • Lazycrockett

    Hey no one said new thread.

  • LesbianTippingHabits


    March to the polls in November.

    Otherwise, this means nothing.

    Thank you.

  • Scout
  • Blake J Butler
    • SoCalGal20

      Classy!

  • Blake J Butler
  • Steven B

    Here are some pictures my husband and I took while walking in ‬‪#WomensMarchChicago2018.
    #resist #ITMFA‬

    https://vimeo.com/251980371

    • SoCalGal20

      Loved this! Thank you for posting!

      • Steven B

        Thank you. We loved participating.

    • Pete Wascher

      YEAH!

  • Wow! I think some of us were worried that people would be less active this year than last. Nope!

    About this last year. So much of this was so much worse than I thought it would be. I couldn’t have predicted the brazen disregard for ethics and the complete ineptitude of this administration. I knew the agenda would be awful. Maybe it’s good that the staff is such a train wreck. If Trump were surrounded by people who were competent, and he could pay attention to something for more than 30 seconds at a time, the things getting gone would be even worse than what’s happening now.

    • leastyebejudged

      10,000 women and their supporters marched in Reno.

  • Look at those crowds…

    I trust everyone is registered to vote so we can all take part in what I hope will be the obliteration of the Republican Party.

  • Girlgoon

    Was this crowd bigger than trumps inauguration rally ?

    • Girlgoon

      Better distract him with a quarter pounder and fox news

  • ChrisMorley

    REPORTED and FLAGGED

    Illiterate Job Scamster, Yet Another Fake Name “Catherine”

    https://corp-www.s3.amazonaws.com/files/376886627322604599-jobscam-fb.full.jpg

  • David Walker

    Hooray for Viola Davis! Hooray for everyone who took part, but she is becoming one helluva speaker. Good on her. No, I don’t want to see her as president. I do want her, however, to continue to speak out, to use the notoriety and fame that “How to get away with Murder” has given her to speak, rally, and be just one of the greatest actors I know of.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThsZ8wfhJpk

    • TuuxKabin

      Thank you, David.

  • billbear1961
  • billbear1961

    Until every fascist in the land is stripped of his or her authority–until that authority is rejected as fundamentally illegitimate in a genuine democracy–the deadly peril to the Republic remains, like a venomous serpent, coiled and ready to STRIKE.

    http://evilspeculator.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016-07-22_coiled_up_snake.png

  • jeffg166

    Remember when millions of right wingers marched in cities across this country.

  • Keith D Plane

    This is probably the only thing that does give me “some” hope, seeing millions turn out turn out against this db.I hope the rest of the world notices this too.

  • GayOldLady

    In case no one has noticed, The Great Sleeping Giant, called women, has been awakened. Thank you to all the wonderful men who have attended these rallies in support of women and in defiance of Trump. We love ya!!!

    • I have long wondered when the giant would awaken. When you have a majority you should be able to get shit done! Amirite?

      • GayOldLady

        You are totally right and I’m glad women are awake and understanding that if we want equality we must demand it. We can’t wait for the patriarchy to give it to us because I can bear witness to the fact it will never happen that way. I’m proud of the men who see the truth of our society and aren’t afraid of women or minorities sharing in the decision making about the direction of our country. We need to resurrect the ERA and get it passed because the only way to get anything done on a permanent basis in this country is to codify it in the Constitution.

    • Ann Kah

      In case the GOP hasn’t noticed yet, you can’t gerrymander around women.

      • GayOldLady

        LOL. Point! 😀

  • TK

    If all these marchers translate into votes at the midterms, it’s gonna be a bloodbath for the GOP and rightly so. I just wish they could vote Trump out of office at the same time. What an amazing turnout! Of course Cheetolini will be unfazed by this and respond with his nasty tweets. Hey, it’s just a bunch of annoying pussies.

  • leastyebejudged

    Last year same day Reno had it’s first women’s March.

    They had it again this year, but absent this year are comments sections in local media. All local media in Reno has shut down all local comments for a year now. Local media has shielded itself from the consequences of the public knowing they allowed Russians to destroy all online local dialogue.

    Reno local media is like most us media – worse than useless.

  • People4Humanity

    Women’s March 2018 Houston Texas
    More than 20,000 attended (crowd totals not confirmed by HPD; Houston Chronicle said “hundreds” in a headline): https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0ac51a61254bd80c1fe2c3d38258b5557c67034b9abbd753572798e6ba5d9fbc.png

  • infmom

    I went to the march in Los Angeles last year and it was amazing. This year I was too sick to even think about it. Grrrrr. Next year for sure! Sign is from last year.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3275308a52db1e0e0b45f0b8295f1d4fd493f2d6c20d7fb110dbdc5c970b1173.png