The 51% minority took over the world this weekend with protests erupting on all seven continents. Of course, the largest turn out was in Washington D.C., where the Women’s March was first initiated in response to the election and inauguration of President Donald Trump. The organizers had predicted that 200,000 people would show up to the march, and shocked everyone when that number was surpassed by nearly 300,000. With nearly half a million people in attendance, it comes as a surprise that the protest remained peaceful even with the addition of a few Trump fans in attendance. Having been there myself, I can attest that the energy was mostly positive and the speeches given by politicians and artists were inspiring. Even though each woman and ally’s reason for coming to the march was as diverse as they were, Trump’s attempt to divide them by race, class, gender, religion, ability, and sexuality is what brought them together in solidarity in the end.
Here are some of the photos that reveal the mixed emotions of those who participated in Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington.
For more photos from the Women’s March on NYC, check out Resource’s article 29 Remarkable Photos of Women’s March on NYC: ‘Make Racists Afraid Again.’