Womens March Overview

Kaitlynn Steele, Staff Writer

Last week on Saturday, women from all around the world marched during a peaceful protest called ‘Women’s March on Washington’ and for a variety of reasons, including: to protect human rights, women’s rights, immigration reform, health care, LGBT+ rights, racial equality, freedom of religion, and workers rights. The march was also aimed at Donald Trump and the new presidency because of slurs he has expressed in the past and present.

At least 500,000 people attended the march in Washington, there was another 408 marches planned in the United States and 168 planned in other countries around the world. All the marches were peaceful, there was no arrests in most places, and estimate of how many marched worldwide was about 4.8 million people.

Even some students from our school have attended the Women’s March trying to make a difference in our world, it’s great that even our peers want to help change our generation and have more equality. Standing up for what you believe is right is a good thing to do so you can express your opinion.
In the end, in many people’s opinions the march and protest did make a difference, and hopefully has changed the views of many more people. The whole point is to make our country and everywhere else more equal and accepting, so everyone has a chance to be included and have their voices and opinions to be heard.

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