A demonstration in Washington, D.C., against the newly-inaugurated U.S. president is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of marchers, with thousands more expected at similar demonstrations across the country. Zachary Goelman reports.
(CBS, Reuters, Restricted pool) – In the U.S. Capital – in Boston – in San Francisco. Protests from sea to shining sea.
Opponents of Donald Trump taking to America’s streets across the country in an unprecedented display of dissatisfaction following a presidential inauguration.
With more to come on Saturday: several hundred thousand people are expected at the Women’s March on Washington.
Thousands more at sister marches across the country.
Unidentified woman, saying:
‘What we saw in the election really demonstrated an attitude towards women that is, you know, pervasive, and unpleasant, and we really need to show our solidarity against that.’
A rallying call for the Women’s march: Donald Trump’s own words bragging about grabbing women by the genitals, the multiple allegations of sexual assault made against him, and his political stances against abortion and Planned Parenthood. Others decry Trump’s stance on immigration, the environment, criminal justice and gun violence.
On Friday several hundred black-clad protesters clashed with police and vandalized property not far from the White House. Police say they made more than two hundred arrests.
Saturday’s march along the National Mall will include celebrities such as Janelle Monae and Katy Perry – a level of star power Trump’s inauguration seemed to lack.
An ABC News poll conducted days before the inauguration showed Donald Trump entering office as the most unpopular president in 40 years.