Atlanta Women’s March – January 21, 2017: Video and Interviews

 

 by Heather Gray

January 22, 2017
Photos and videos of the Atlanta Women’s March,
January 21, 2017-  including interviews (by Heather Gray)
On January 21, an estimated 60,000+ women in Atlanta and throughout the region marched through the streets of Atlanta to protest the Trump presidency, honor Atlanta’s 5th District Congressman John Lewis,  demand their rights as women under the constitution, call for peace and respect of migrants, etc, etc. Below see a list of some of the compelling poster messages. Atlanta joined the rest of the country in participating in what is considered to be, as noted in the Politicus USA, the largest US protest in a single day in US history (see article below). On this day women’s marches also took place in other parts of the world – Europe, Australia, Africa:

….similar marches were happening around the world–a demonstration of what participants said was global solidarity.

Cities where protests were held included Sydney, Australia; Cape Town, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; Budapest, Hungary; Rome; and London, bringing tens of thousands into the streets to stand up for  women’s rights and civil liberties, which many fear are now under threat with Trump in the White House (LA Times).

On January 21, an estimated 60,000+ women in Atlanta and throughout the region marched through the streets of Atlanta to protest the Trump presidency, honor Atlanta’s 5th District Congressman John Lewis,  demand their rights as women under the constitution, call for peace and respect of migrants, etc, etc. Below see a list of some of the compelling poster messages. Atlanta joined the rest of the country in participating in what is considered to be, as noted in the Politicus USA, the largest US protest in a single day in US history (see article below). On this day women’s marches also took place in other parts of the world – Europe, Australia, Africa:

….similar marches were happening around the world–a demonstration of what participants said was global solidarity.

Cities where protests were held included Sydney, Australia; Cape Town, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; Budapest, Hungary; Rome; and London, bringing tens of thousands into the streets to stand up for  women’s rights and civil liberties, which many fear are now under threat with Trump in the White House (LA Times).
Women’s March Is The Biggest Protest In US History

On January 21, an estimated 60,000+ women in Atlanta and throughout the region marched through the streets of Atlanta to protest the Trump presidency, honor Atlanta’s 5th District Congressman John Lewis,  demand their rights as women under the constitution, call for peace and respect of migrants, etc, etc. Below see a list of some of the compelling poster messages. Atlanta joined the rest of the country in participating in what is considered to be, as noted in the Politicus USA, the largest US protest in a single day in US history (see article below). On this day women’s marches also took place in other parts of the world – Europe, Australia, Africa:

As An Estimated 2.9 Million March
 
By Jason Easley on Sat, Jan 21st, 2017 at 6:28 pm

Politicus USA

 

Millions of Americans have taken to the streets from New York to Los Angeles and everywhere in between as the Women’s Marches on Washington is estimated to be the biggest one-day protest in US history.

Millions of Americans have taken to the streets from New York to Los Angeles and everywhere in between as the Women’s Marches on Washington is estimated to be the biggest one-day protest in US history.

UConn professor Jeremy Pressman is keeping a running total of crowd estimates across the United States in a Google document.

An estimated 60,000 people marched in Atlanta. 250,000 are marching in Chicago. There are estimates of 250,000 people in Boston, and 200,000 more in Denver. In New York, the estimate ranges from 200,000-500,000. City officials estimate that 500,000 people participated in the main march in Washington, DC. In Los Angeles, the estimate is anywhere from 200,000-750,000.

There were also protests of 60,000 in Oakland, CA, 50,000 in Philadelphia, 100,000 in Madison, WI, 20,000 in Pittsburgh, 20,000 in Nashville, TN, and 60,000 in St. Paul, MN.

In the history of the United States, there has never been a one-day protest that was this large.

1982’s anti-nuclear march in New York City drew an estimated crowd of 1 million. The 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington drew 250,000. 1969 anti-Vietnam war march in Washington was attended by an estimated 500,000-600,000. 1995’s Million Man March was attended by 400,000-1.1 million. In 1993, the LGBT March for equal rights had a crowd of 800,00-1 million.

There has never been anything in US history like the Women’s March. It is nationwide, and proof that the American people are not going accept the agenda of the Trump administration without a serious fight.

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Some of the Poster Messages in the Atlanta March

Disclose taxes

Equal rights for all AmericansLove trumps hate

Women’s rights are American rights

Nasty Women

Wage Peace

Trump is a Symptom

Capitalism is the disease

Revolution is the cure

The Future is Female

Women’s Rights are Human Rights

Thank You Hillary

The American dream is big enough for us all

John Lewis

Our Congressman

Our Hero

God is love not hate

CNN is not our enemy

God is famous
(more than Trump)

and he loves everyone

Why I March

– Love is Love
– Sexual Assault is Inexcusable
– Climate Change is Real
– Immigrants Make American Great

– Piss off Tomi Lahren

Peace

Stop the Hate

Women are People too!

Women speak truth to power

Back Lives Matter

Terrible role model

Sad

Reclaim your divine energy

Men 4 Women

Real Men don’t

Brag about Rape
in the

Locker Room

This Pussy Grabs Back

Who needs spies

Russia Has Trump

I march to:

Protect my planet
Protect the education system

Fight for the Rights of Women, Minorities and LGBT

I March for ALL People

We Can Do It!

Women’s Rights are Human Rights

Our Bodies

Our Minds

Our Power

Love Trumps Hate

Men of Quality Don’t

Fear Equality

Our Rights are not up for Grabs….
Neither are We!

Tweet This:

Donald T
American Horror Story –
NarcissistDump TrumpI am not an “Enemy”
I am a “Citizen”Love Heals

Give me your Tired

Give me you poor
Huddled Masses
Yearning to Breathe Free

(From the Statue of Liberty in New York)

(Image of hanger)
Never Again!

Not my President

Love is the Future

Not Your Pussy

Not Your Problems

The American Dream is

Big Enough for All of Us

Legalize Empathy

Girls Matter

Build Kindness

Now Walls

Dude!

Join hands to
Seek racial justice
Welcome immigrants
Support Women’s Rights
Embrace Mothers
Help each other

Love yourself

My Mom Fought for my Rights

We make America Great

Survivors of Rape

Unite 2 resist
President P- Grabber

and Rape Culture

Women Lead
to the next

Evolution

Make Racists Scared Again!

Our lives begin to end

The day we become silent

About things that matter!

Power to the 99%

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