600,000 Angelenos March in Downtown’s Women’s March

The Women's March LA took place on Jan. 20 in Downtown LA. The video captures some of the moments from the march. Video by: Nelly Rouzroch

Signs reading: “Boys will be boys, then girls will become presidents” and “My p****y grabs back” filled the streets of Downtown Los Angeles during the Women’s March protest on Jan. 20.

According to the New York Times, this year there were around 600,000 Angelenos, who gathered in Perishing Square to participate in the annual 8 a.m. Women’s March.

The Women’s March LA Foundation helps organize the march and recruit volunteers. Women’s March LA’s  website stated that they “recognize that there is no true peace, freedom or inclusion without equity for all.”

Idina Menzel and Rachel Platten performed and  Kamala Harris, Laverne Cox and Rowan Blanchard gave speeches among many more.

This year the official theme for the March was “Power to the Polls.” According to the Women’s March website, “We will create a safe and peaceful space where the important issues of voter turnout, access, restrictions, and intimidation will be addressed and begin a plan of action leading up to November 2018 and beyond.”

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  • Aerial photo of the Women’s March. This year’s theme for the Women’s March was to encourage women to vote.

    Photo credit: Grace Dieveney

  • Protestors at the march in LA. The Women’s March took place not only all over the country, but around the world.

    Photo credit: Nelly Rouzroch

  • The Women’s March in Los Angeles was held on Jan. 20, 2018 at Pershing Square. There were marches all over the country.

    Photo credit: Nelly Rouzroch

  • The Women’s March gathered outside of City Hall. The event took place from 8 a.m to 3 p.m.

    Photo credit: Grace Dieveney

  • Los Angeles citizens took over the streets of Downtown LA for the Women’s March. Around 500,000 people participated.

    Photo credit: Nelly Rouzroch

  • Around 500,000 Angelenos gathered in the streets of Downtown LA for the Women’s March. The March took place again this year at Pershing Square.

    Photo credit: Nelly Rouzroch

  • One of the Women’s March LA participants holds up a sign about climate change. Her sign reads “Climate Change will turn you orange” with a photo of Donald Trump.

    Photo credit: Nelly Rouzroch

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