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‘A Day Without a Woman’ protests across the U.S.

Thursday, March 09, 2017 - 01:20

Women took to the streets across the U.S. on Wednesday, protesting for equality and against President Donald Trump's policies on abortion and healthcare. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.

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Women taking to the streets across America Wednesday - marching for equality and protesting against President Donald Trump's policies on abortion and healthcare. Dubbed "A Day Without a Woman," the one-day demonstration coinciding with International Women's Day with events in more than 50 countries around the world. Some women skipped work. Others boycotted stores. At least three U.S. school districts, in Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina, closed on Wednesday because of staff shortages. In New York City, thousands gathered in Central Park. Organizers are trying to build off the momentum from their strong showing in January, when the women's march on Washington broke records for American protest movements. Women in Congress walked from the House floor to the Capitol steps. (SOUNDBITE) (English) NANCY PELOSI, HOUSE MINORITY LEADER, SAYING: "I said to the women in the march and aren't we proud of the march and all that it engendered throughout the world. I said to the women you have marched for progress now you must run for office." Despite an overtly anti-trump theme to the day's events, First Lady Melania Trump got in on the action, hosting a women's-only luncheon at the White House which included guests Ivanka Trump and Kellyanne Conway. The event was closed to the press.

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‘A Day Without a Woman’ protests across the U.S.

Thursday, March 09, 2017 - 01:20