Anti-Trump Women's March in D.C.

Anti-Trump Women's March in D.C.

In November, Teresa Shook, one of the Women's March co-founders, accused other organisers of steering "the Movement away from its true course", referring to allegations of anti-Semitic ties directed at Linda Sarsour, who criticises the US's policy towards Israel, and Tamika Mallory, who maintains an association with Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam.

The inaugural marches sprang up as a response to President Donald Trump's January 2017 inauguration and drew millions of marchers across the US and around the world. Parallel marches will be held in dozens of USA cities.

Sarsour said that tension leading up to the third annual march in Washington, D.C., and hundreds of other cities across the country isn't totally surprising because bringing together women of different backgrounds can be "messy".

Demonstrators protest during the Women's March along Pennsylvania Avenue January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.

The College Democrats at IU will not attend Saturday's Women's March in Indianapolis in what they said is a break in the movement's mission. "Our democracy only works when people like you stand up and demands it", Gillibrand said.


Previous sponsors of the Women's March, including the Democratic National Committee, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Human Rights Campaign, and the Center for American Progress will not sponsor the march this year, The Hill reported. Her excitement from seeing so many women and minorities win midterm election races has inspired her to weigh challenging Republican U.S. Senator Joni Ernst.

"There's a level of accountability that we need to hold white establishment men to if we're going to hold Tamika Mallory to that standard", Wash said.

The movement also hopes to turn its attention to the presidential race in 2020.

The Women's March is scheduled to descend on Washington over the weekend.

Many cited Mr Trump's presidency among the reasons they made a decision to run for office.


But turnout was muted compared to years past as organizers in Boston, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles bemoaned the organizational challenges caused by the refusal of Women's March leaders to condemn all forms of antisemitism, and to recognize Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state.

They discussed it at a Wednesday night meeting and decided they no longer felt comfortable supporting the Women's March organization, he said.

Wash came to the Washington march with her friend Nan Sullivan, 65, a business owner also from Saratoga Springs. "Get out of the way and we'll clean up the mess", Sullivan said.

The marches also have been criticized as being not welcoming to conservative women, who may support Trump's presidency and oppose abortion rights.


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