Women's March 2018: Protesters Gather For Second Year Straight To Demand Political, Social Change [VIDEO]

Women's March 2018
People rally downtown for the Second Annual Women March on January 20, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The march was held to encourage women to fight for women's rights and social justice through political engagement. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

The second Women’s March rally was held on January 20, 2018 in the United States and some other parts of the world. According to Mayor Bill de Blasio, more than 200,000 protesters attended the march in New York; Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles said 600,000  attended the march there, while organizers of the Chicago march said 300,000  attended that event. Thousands others also took the streets of Washington, Philadelphia, Austin and many other cities around the country with the same cause.

The 2018 march was a follow-up to the 2017 Women's March to protest Donald Trump's election. Using the hashtag #PowerToThePolls the peaceful protest focused on the female vote in the 2018 midterm elections, also for a social change, and to demand a Dream Act. "Millions of women did not take to the streets this weekend for Democrats to cave. We expect more from our leaders," tweeted the offical Women's March account. 

Women’s March reunited supporters, activist and speakers from the Me Too and Time’s Up movement, to urge the society, especially women to empower, speak up and f ight against sexual abuse and any kind of abuse against women, as well as guaranteeing a social equality.

According to talk show host, Bishop Talbert Swan, "Austin, TX broke the record for largest gathering in Texas history."

Tom Taylor, Democrat running in Utah's 4th District, tweeted to his newborn daughter Colette. "You were born on the #WomensMarch2018 when millions declared they will stand up against a president that openly brags about assaulting women. Things are scary now, but we're shaping the future to make the world a better place for you. Welcome to #TheResistance."

Celebrities like Lupita Nyong’o, Eva LongoriaScarlet Johansson, Viola Davis, Cher, Miley CyrusNatalie Portman and many more gave speeches and even called out the names of molesters. "For me, moving forward means my daughter growing up in a world where she doesn't have to be a victim of what has cruelly become the social norm. That she doesn't have to fit into the bindings of the female condition," Johansson told the Los Angeles crowd. "Time's up on the female condition."

"Such an honor to speak today at the @wmnsmarchla! This isn’t just a moment or a march, it’s a movement!" wrote Longoria on Instagram.

While 34-year-old Mexican actress, Lupita Nyong'o, shared a picture with her fist up and the caption: "#BlackPower + #TimesUp + #WomensMarch = 2018."

The 2016 presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, supported the rally by tweeting: "In 2017, the Women’s March was a beacon of hope and defiance. In 2018, it is a testament to the power and resilience of wome  n everywhere. Let’s show that same power in the voting booth this year. #PowerToThePolls."

President Donald Trump also tweeted about the protest: "Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March. Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months. Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!"

Find below some of the most iconic signs and banners from Women's March:

 

 

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