Second annual Women’s March draws thousands

By Voice staff

Exactly one year to the day after President Donald Trump was sworn in, people around the country again participated in the Women’s March to help highlight issues affecting women and minorities, and display rebuke for Trump administration policies.
Locally, thousands of men, women and kids walked from Capitol Hill to Seattle Center, many toting signs advocating justice and equality for everyone. Peppering the Seattle route were participants carrying signs including, “Look back, march forward,” “Vote,” “Fund science, not walls!” and “Equal pay. Equal rights.”

Photo by Ward Wright

Photo by Ward Wright

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan spoke at the opening rally and took direct aim at what she called blatant racist and sexist comments made by the president during his first year in office. Speaking before a sea of supporters, she also vowed to stand up and protect Seattle as a sanctuary city. The president has threatened to withhold federal funding for all cities that do not actively engage with federal immigration officials.

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