Women’s March on Washington and Nationwide

It was one of the biggest mass protests in American history. On President Trump’s first full day in office, women nationwide took the streets with signs and chants to fight for equal rights.

From coast to coast, NNN had reporters at marches to capture the movement.

Chicago

Reporter: Bria Kalpen
The largest march second to Washington D.C., the Chicago Women’s March brought more than a quarter of a million supporters together, nearly seven times the expected amount. While everyone marched for their own values, issues like reproductive rights, equal pay and intersectional feminism were topics in response to Mr. Trump’s inauguration.

Washington D.C.

Reporter: Jasmine Minor
It wasn’t just district residents that came to march on Washington. With more than 500,000 people attending in D.C., groups made the sometimes long journeys for the historic event.

San Francisco

Reporter: Carlin McCarthy
An estimated 100,000 people turned out for the San Francisco arm of the Women’s March on Washington. The rally beforehand included performances and speeches by folk-legend and feminist legend, Joan Baez, community organizer Mia Satya and Malkia A. Cyril, founder for the Center for Media Justice.