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Women descend on D.C. to protest Trump

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 00:50

Thousands of women from across the U.S. descend on downtown Washington to protest President Donald Trump's agenda and rhetoric. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Thousands of people from all over the United States are descending into downtown Washington on Saturday for a women's march in opposition to the agenda and rhetoric of President Donald Trump. The Women's March on Washington, featuring speakers, celebrity appearances and a protest walk along the National Mall, is planned as a counter-argument to Trump's populist presidential campaign, in which he angered many on the left with comments seen as demeaning to women, Mexicans and Muslims. It comes the day after the nation's capital was rocked by violent protest against Trump, with black-clad anti-establishment activists smashing windows, setting vehicles on fire and fighting with riot-gear-clad police who responded with stun grenades. The protests illustrated the depth of the anger in a deeply divided country that is still recovering from the scarring 2016 campaign season. Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton, the first woman nominated for president by a major U.S. party. The organizers of Saturday's march said they had extensive security plans in place, and would have both visible and hard-to-spot security workers along the route. The event, the brainchild of Hawaiian grandmother Teresa Shook, was intended as an outlet for women and men who consider themselves feminists to vent their frustration and anxiety over Trump's victory. It spotlights the fierce opposition Trump faces as he takes office, a period that is typically more of a honeymoon than a hatefest.

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Women descend on D.C. to protest Trump

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 00:50