Protesters lined the streets of DC, NYC, LA, and dozens of different cities as they joined the second Ladies’s March of 2020. See images from the nationwide marches towards Donald Trump.
The menace to reproductive rights in the USA has gotten so important that the creators of the Ladies’s March have referred to as an emergency second protest of 2020. On Saturday, October 17, hundreds of girls, nonbinary people, and males took to the streets in Washington, DC and throughout the nation to let their message be heard: President Donald Trump can’t, and won’t, substitute Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme
Within the meantime, protesters took half in over 100 sister marches all through the USA, armed with indicators, slogans, and a wholesome dose of anger. Reasonably than the ever-present scorching pink pussy hats, the must-have accent for the occasions have been protecting face masks. Because the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the Ladies’s March organizers required marchers to put on masks, try to social distance, and keep at dwelling in the event that they felt unwell. One protester in DC carried an indication which learn “Free Melania” in reference to Melania Trump, whereas hundreds of others wore protecting face masks and carried indicators which featured photos of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Scroll via the gallery above for extra photos from the October 2020 Ladies’s Marches across the nation.
Trump and Senate Republicans’ insistence that they rush ahead a Supreme Court docket nomination lower than three weeks earlier than a presidential election is unhealthy sufficient; nominating somebody like Barrett, an ultra-conservative choose with ties to a spiritual sect that impressed The Handmaid’s Story, is sort of comically horrible, particularly contemplating the whole lot RBG stood for. The October 17 march comes simply two days after Barrett’s Senate hearings concluded, and the nation waits to listen to if her nomination goes via.
“If Donald Trump is allowed to nominate one other Supreme Court docket Justice, Roe v Wade might be overturned,” the Ladies’s March organizers mentioned in a press release. “It’s that straightforward. That is the whole lot that the Ladies’s March has warned about since day one in all Trump’s presidency. That is the second we’ve been getting ready for… The one factor that may cease Trump and Mitch McConnell from stealing one other Supreme Court docket seat is tens of millions of girls within the streets—and defending this seat simply grew to become THE defining concern for the tens of millions of girls who will determine this election.”