Women voters and anti-Trump supporters are reportedly joining together to plan a “Women’s March on Washington” in protest of Trump’s presidency the day after Inauguration Day: Saturday, January 21, 2017.
A total of 159,000 people have indicated interest in attending on the group’s Facebook page as of Monday morning, with 68,000 confirming they are going. The group organizing the march has laid out the following plan:
“March from Lincoln Memorial to [the] White House to show our strength, power and courage and demonstrate our disapproval of the new president and his values in a peaceful march. ALL women, femme, trans, gender non-conforming and feminist others are invited to march on Washington DC the day following the inauguration of the President elect. This march is a show of solidarity to demand our safety and health in a time when our country is marginalizing us and making sexual assault an electable and forgivable norm. We align with all POC and LGBTQ causes, and we will show our support in a non-violent protest.”
Meanwhile, thousands have already signed up for a (non-gendered) demonstration on Inauguration Day proper, January 20th, in downtown D.C. The ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism) Coalition appears to be behind the protest. Police in the D.C. area are already making preparations, some of which they are unwilling to share at this time. All we really know is that they’ve been “briefed” and are preparing for at least 30,000 protestors.