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Thousands protest in U.S. one year after Trump takes reins

Staff Writer | January 21, 2018
Hundreds of thousands of women and their allies marked the first year of President Donald Trump's presidency Saturday the same way they ushered it in - in boisterous protest.
Thousands protest
America   In cities across America
Unlike the demonstrations that took place a year ago, Saturday's rallies in cities across the U.S. arose in an era dominated by the #MeToo movement, which seeks to end the sexual assault of women by asking them to bring their stories of past abuse to light.

In so doing, victims have toppled a wide range of powerful men in entertainment, the media and politics over accusations of sexual abuse and misconduct.

Many of those who came out Saturday held signs and wore clothing heralding the movement, including several that made mention of "Time's Up", an anti-sexual assault movement that gained traction following #MeToo's rise to national prominence.

"Time's Up, Donald!!!" one sign read.

Not one to sit on the sidelines, Trump chimed in using his preferred method of communication: Twitter, appearing to mock the mass demonstrations as they filled city streets coast to coast.

Mayor Eric Garcetti originally said 500,000 people were present at the Los Angeles rally before updating the tally to 600,000 - making it one of the largest such demonstrations to take place Saturday.