On Saturday, (Jan. 21), hundreds of thousands of women and allies across the country joined forces to protest the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. The Women’s March became the largest inaugural protest recorded in U.S. history, according to AP. The 2017 protest only comes before that of President Nixon’s Inauguration in 1969, one year later Nixon resigned.
Alicia Keys, Janelle Monae, and Uzo Aduba, just to name a few, were among those at the Washington D.C. march.
“We are mothers, we are caregivers, we are artists, we are activists,” Keys told the crowd. “We are entrepreneurs, doctors, leaders of industry and technology. Our potential is unlimited. We rise!” She also performed “Girl on Fire.” Monae shared the stage with the Mothers of the Movement and performed her powerful single, “Hell You Talmbout” which was released after the death of Sandra Bland.
Rihanna, HOT 97’s Laura Stylez and more marched in New York City crowd of 600,000 from midtown to Trump Tower. See video footage from both marches above and below. Other cities to have had a massive crowd include Indianapolis, Los Angeles and a few other metro cities. Not one single arrest was reported in relation to these protest.